The Ultimate Home Beef Burger Making Process

the process of making beef burgers at home

Whether you are a foodie or not, it is hard to resist a freshly made juicy beef burger. Food business is very fruitful; you can get that from the number of fast food points scattered in every corner of your city. However, getting a burger from outside requires effort and money on your part. Many times one is too lazy or tired to drive or walk to a nearby burger point to get oneself a deliciously made burger.

Then there's a matter of those untimely cravings for a burger when you are on your own to quench your hunger. In such situations, it is better to be fully equipped with the art of burger-making at home.

In the article below, we have listed some of the necessary and easy steps to follow for preparing a perfectly seasoned, delicious beef burger by yourself at home.

Ultimate Homemade Beef Burger Recipe

As the summer is approaching, the weather is getting warmer. It is quite safe to start dreaming about a grilled burger. The highlight of grilled burgers is that you will be liberated from the hard work in the kitchen.

You can grill it on charcoal or electric grill, or even pan fry it on a stove. People prefer charcoal grill because of the specific charred flavor due to the burning of wood.

Ingredients Required

ingredients needed for making a beef burger

Making a beef burger at home allows you to add as many or less ingredients to satisfy your taste buds. It can be prepared from the most readily available ingredients; you will not have to look hard for gathering ingredients.

All you need are:

  1. Fresh buns
  2. Lettuce
  3. Red tomatoes
  4. Onion
  5. Beef patties
  6. Ketchup
  7. Cheddar cheese
  8. Garlic mayo/Red chilli/Worcestershire sauce depending on your taste
  9. Garlic powder, salt, and black pepper

Steps to Follow

how to make a beef burger

Once you have gathered all the necessary ingredients, follow some of the basic and easy steps to get yourself a fat juicy burger.

  • Put all your dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix them well to form a perfect seasoning for your burger.
  • Take out the defrosted ground meat and mix black pepper, salt and Worcestershire sauce in it to marinate it. It's better to leave it for 10-15 minutes for meat to fully absorb the mixture. Note that do not exceed the quantity of Worcestershire sauce from 3tbs maximum because meat already has fat contents; and you do not want to add more fats to it. Use your hand to mix everything well. You can use spatula as well, but mixing with hand ensures a thorough mix.
  • Next comes the patties. Take a fistful of ground beef and flatten it to about 4-inch in width and 1-inch in thickness. Make 4-8 equal-sized patties, depending on the number of burgers you are going to make. Round their shape with the help of hand and make a slight indentation in the middle of the patties. It is because the center of the patties tends to rise more as compared to the sides when cooking the burger.
  • Heat up your grill. In case you are using skillet, it's better to oil it first then turn the heat on.
  • Put the rounded patties on the grill/skillet, and cook each side for a few minutes. If you are grilling on 300 degrees, make sure to not cook it for more than 6-7 minutes to avoid burnt patties. Don't forget to place cheddar cheese on the patties in the last 45 seconds or 1 minute before taking it away from the grill to get a perfectly charred cheesy taste. It's better to use good quality American cheese, cheddar, swiss, or gouda because they melt really well.
  • Cut the buns in half and grill them. Toast them until they get lightly golden.
  • Spread the mayonnaise/mustard sauce evenly on the underside of each bun. Place freshly cut red tomato, lettuce slices, then grilled patties, round onion ringlets and cover it all with the other half of the bun. You can also add cheese slices for extra cheesy and juicy taste.
  • Serve with ketchup, fries, or cheesy potato wedges.

Some Useful Tips for Preparing the Best Beef Burger

Preparing beef burgers at home is not an arduous task. However, if you take into account some necessary tips, you will get the best homemade beef burgers.

  • Keep mixing to the lighter side just like muffins. Avoid overmixing.
  • If you are preparing more than 1 burger, it is better to use a scale to get same-sized patties.
  • Try to use fresh ingredients, fresh red tomatoes, onions, crispy lettuce, fresh hamburger buns. Use thickly-cut cheddar.
  • Keep all the stuff in the fridge because burgers fall apart when they get overly warm. Therefore, it is better to keep them cold until you are ready to cook to get the best results.
  • Avoid squishing your patties when you are grilling them. Squishing will release all the moisture and leave the patties dry and stiff; you will not get those juicy burgers if you squished them.
  • Since you are aiming for fat juicy burgers, always serve them with napkins to avoid getting your hands and clothes dirty.

Why Are Homemade Burgers Better?

delicious beef burgers

Homemade burgers have many benefits. Some of the most noticeable are:

1. Less Greasy

Burgers tend to be full of grease and oil. By preparing burgers at home, you can cut on the grease content to reduce excessive grease without eliminating the meat factor. It's better for health conscious people who crave a beef burger every now and then but cannot afford super greasy stuff. Using super lean meat and less oil will not disrupt your health standards.

2. Fresh and Healthy Ingredients

When you prepare a burger at home, you choose the best ingredients possible. Starting from freshly cut vegetables all the way to patties, everything is prepared in a clean environment. There's almost zero chance of contaminated food.

3. Suitable for Budget

The money factor can also not be ignored. Buying a burger from restaurants costs money. It might not be a hefty price, but the bill becomes quite big if you plan to eat burger 6-10 times a month. On the other hand, making them at home is really cheap because almost all the ingredients can easily be found in every kitchen.

4. Beginners and Average Cooks

Making a beef burger at home does not require special cooking skills or recipes. The process is so easy and basic that even beginners or average cooks can make it at home without any difficulty.

5. Easy Solution for Untimely Cravings

It is not a hard and fast rule that you will have a burger only in lunch or dinner. Many people feel the craving for a delicious burger in ungodly hours of the night when there is hardly any burger joint open. Homemade burgers come in handy for quenching untimely food cravings.

Making the Perfect Beef Burgers

Burgers are one of the most widely liked and served fast foods. However, many times people are not in the mood to make an extra effort of driving or walking to the nearest burger joint to quench their hunger. A ready and easy solution to that is to prepare beef burgers at home. It not only meets all your health standards but also saves your money, not to mention that preparing it at home is really easy.

Amanda Braun
Amanda Braun


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