Homemade burgers recipe

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Learn how to make homemade burgers with our easy and simple recipe. This burger recipe can be made with beef, pork, turkey or vegetarian mince

Homemade burger recipe
  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time10 mins (3-5 mins on each side)
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories408 Kcal20%
Sugar9.1 g10%
Fat11.5 g16%
Saturated Fat4.9 g25%
Salt2.25 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein35 g70%
Carbohydrates41 g16%
Salt2.25 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Instead of ordering takeout, make your own delicious homemade beef burgers with our easy to follow recipe.

We’ve kept our homemade beef burger recipe simple, and gone for a classic combination of patty, lettuce and tomato in a bun - but, there are lots of other exciting additions you could add to the mincemeat burger instead. Bacon and cheese is a classic go-to - or, you could  top it with an avocado and a fried egg for a brunch-inspired dish, ideal for weekend lunches. You can also make this homemade burger recipe healthier by opting for 5 percent fat beef mince or use turkey mince instead, which is lower in fat.


  • 500g good quality mince
  • Good pinch of oregano
  • 1tsp salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Handful of breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

To serve:

  • Loaf of ciabatta or burger buns
  • Toppings of your choice
  • 1 iceberg lettuce
  • 4 medium tomatoes




  1. Place all of the burger ingredients in a large bowl and mix together or whizz all the ingredients in a food processor until the mixture starts holding together.
  2. Shape the burgers into round flat discs with wetted hands. To get perfectly round shapes, press the mixture into a metal pastry cutter. Don't over-handle the burgers or they'll be tough and dry when cooked.
  3. Place the burgers on the barbecue or in a frying pan and cook until they're done all the way through and there's no pinkness in the middle. To check this, press down the top of a burger with a fish slice - if there are pink juices oozing out, then cook for a few more minutes.
  4. Serve on a lightly toasted ciabatta with the toppings of your choice (we love onions, tomatoes, gherkins and cheese on our homemade burgers!).

Tips for making homemade burgers:

Flip your burgers often. This encourages them to cook faster internally, so you might be able to shave valuable time off your cooking that could otherwise be spent eating.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies