The Ultimate Beef Burger

beef burger


  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Cooking Method: Barbecuing
  • Recipe Cuisine: American


  • 1small onion (diced)
  • 500gramsgood-quality beef mince
  • 1egg
  • 1tablespoonvegetable oil
  • 4burger buns
  • To Serve:
  • sliced tomatoes
  • as neededbeetroot
  • as neededhorseradish sauce
  • as neededmayonnaise
  • as neededketchup
  • handful iceberg lettuce
  • as neededarugula
  • as neededwatercress

The best Beef Burger recipe is here! This homemade burger is juicy, perfectly seasoned, and a classic American burger. If you make it once, you probably won’t go out for burgers anymore.
This recipe is super easy and requires only five ingredients, and it will be ready in less than 30 minutes. Skip the packaged patties and try these homemade burgers.
Everyone loves a good burger, and if you are a foodie, you will know the taste of a good burger is lingering. For your next cookout or game night, this Beef Burger is the best option, and everyone will enjoy its unique nostalgic taste.
Another exciting addition to this classic recipe can be cheese! If you like your Beef Burger cheesy, top it with your desired cheese one minute before it is done. Cheeses to go well with Beef burgers include Brie, Goat Gouda Cheese, and Monterey Jack. Keep on cooking until the cheese is melted. Voila! a perfect Cheesy Beef Burger is waiting for you!


Step 1

To prepare this mind-blowing Homemade Beef Burger, tip the good-quality beef mince into a bowl with a tiny diced onion, egg, and your favorite seasoning. Mix the burger base until combined. You want the silky and semi-sticky consistency.

Step 2

Next, divide the mixture into four portions. Wet your hands and carefully roll the burger mixture into even-sized balls. Each of them must be the size of a tennis ball.
Set the beef burger in the palm of your hand and squeeze the meat down gently to flatten it into patties. The thickness of your homemade burger must be about 3cm thick. Make sure all the beef burgers have the same size and thickness so they will cook evenly.

Step 3

Put the beef burger patties on a plate and cover them with cling film. Let them rest in the fridge to firm up for at least 30 minutes. This way, the meat will blend into the seasoning and onion.

Step 4

To cook these delicious burgers, heat the barbecue to medium-high. Once hot enough, brush one side of each beef burger with vegetable oil lightly. Then, place the burgers, oil-side down on the heated barbecue. Cook the beef burger for 5 minutes until the meat is charred.
Note that you shouldn’t move the burgers while cooking, or they may stick.
Now, brush the other side of the beef burger with oil and flip it over with tongs. Do not press down on the burgers; it will squeeze out the delicious juice.

Step 5

Cook the homemade burger for five minutes if you want your burger medium. If you want the beef burger to be pink in the middle, cook it one minute less on each side. For a well-done burger, cook your beef burger one minute more on each side.
Once the beef burgers are cooked as desired, remove them from the heat. Leave the burgers to rest on a plate. It will help the juices to settle inside.

Step 6

To serve this gorgeous and extra tasty beef burger, slice the burger buns in half—place cut-side down on the heated barbecue rack and toast the buns for one minute. You want them to be lightly charred.
Another option you have is to brush the burgers with melted butter. Then place the burger inside the toasted bun, and top with your choice of accompaniment, including ketchup, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, beetroot, horseradish sauce, arugula, and watercress. Enjoy.

Cooking Notes

For a heart-melting BBQ Aioli, combine 1/3 cup mayo and one teaspoon BBQ sauce.

For a delicious Mustard Aioli, mix 1/3 cup mayo and one teaspoon yellow mustard.

For the best Dijon Aioli, stir 1/3 cup mayo and one teaspoon Dijon mustard together in a bowl.

For a tasty fry sauce, mix 1/3 cup mayo and one tablespoon ketchup.


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