Homemade Burger Patty Recipe

You won’t believe how delicious these homemade burger patties are! They’re moist, packed with flavour, and only take 30 minutes to make, so cooking at home has never been easier.

Homemade burger patty in brioche bun with lettuce, red onion and cheese.

Even though it is tempting to pick up takeaway, homemade burger patties are a game changer. You haven’t tried this recipe if you aren’t convinced, because once you see how simple, and fast they are to make, you will be making them all the time.

You can add herbs such as thyme, rosemary, mint, and oregano to your burger patties if you have them in your garden. There is nothing better than the aroma of freshly picked herbs. 

With herbs in my garden, you can add lots of flavour to your home cooking. You can grow herb plants in inexpensive plastic pots on your porch, doorstep, patio or even on your windowsill if you don’t have a garden. 

Homemade burger patty in a soft brioche bun with lettuce, red onion, cheese and mayo

My burger patty recipe has a few twists and was made with just what I had in the pantry and garden. As a family, we are trying to be more frugal regarding food consumption to use up what we have. In New Zealand, food prices are high, so being organised and smarter with the way we cook is helping us save money.

When my family visited, I made these homemade burgers for them, and they were a big hit.

Our favourite part about homemade burgers is being able to choose what sauces, toppings, and sides you want.

Our Favourite Burger Combinations:

  • Tasty cheese, lettuce, red onion, mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard.
  • Edam cheese, baby spinach, caramelised red onion, tomato, and mayonnaise.
  • Melted Brie cheese, lettuce, red onion, tomato relish and mayonnaise.
Close up of homemade burger with patty, cheese, salad and red onion on a chopping board.

Why You Will Love This Homemade Burger Patty Recipe

  • Incredibly easy to make
  • You can adjust the flavours to what you like by using different herbs
  • Super tasty, no room for boring food around here!
  • Affordable to make

Ingredients For Homemade Burger Patties

Beef mince – I found a local premium beef mince that was affordable, and I was able to support my community. Any beef mince will work in this recipe, so buy what you can afford.
Egg – In our home, we only use free-range eggs.
Panko breadcrumbs – A twist on normal breadcrumbs, panko breadcrumbs are commonly used in Japanese cuisine and have a light texture and crunch. These are the best binder for juicy patties.
Herbs – Any fresh or dried herbs that you enjoy will work in these burger patties. I personally like adding pizza thyme and mixed herbs to these patties, the flavour is incredible.
BBQ sauce – A smoky or hickory BBQ sauce makes these patties packed with flavour.
Garlic salt – This adds extra flavour to the patties. If you don’t have any garlic salt just use normal salt.
Pepper – Any pepper that you have on hand for flavour.

Homemade Burger Patty Recipe

Step One – To make the mince, add it to a mixing bowl and break it up with a fork. 

Step Two – Finely chop the thyme or selected fresh herbs.

Step Three – Add in the egg, panko breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, BBQ sauce and herbs. Mix to combine. 

Step Four – Divide the mixture into 6 even portions – I like to use a cookie scoop for this. Roll into balls then flatten with a small dinner plate until the patties are about 1cm thick. Line a dish with baking paper and place the patties onto it. Before cooking, wrap the dish in cling film and place it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Step Five – Using a frying pan or grill, cook the patties for 2 minutes on each side. Let them rest for 10 minutes then begin building your burgers. 

What Can I Add to These Homemade Burger Patties?

Even though I’ve yet to get bored of these delicious burger patties, sometimes the same old can get boring. If you’re looking for some great extras to add to your burger patties, here are some ideas:

  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Mustard
  • Chilli powder or flakes
  • Finely diced onion
  • Fresh garlic
  • Paprika
  • Jalapeno peppers

Can I Make These Burger Patties Gluten-Free?

You can make your own breadcrumbs by putting a slice of gluten-free bread into a food processor. A variety of gluten-free breadcrumb and burger bun options are also available in supermarkets. 

How To Store These Homemade Burger Patties?

In an airtight container, these can be stored for up to four days or frozen or cooked in the freezer for up to three months.

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Yield: 6 Burger Patties

Homemade Burger Patty Recipe

Homemade burger patty in brioche bun with lettuce, red onion and cheese.

You won't believe how delicious these homemade burger patties are! They're moist, packed with flavour, and only take 30 minutes to make, so cooking at home has never been easier.

Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 free range egg
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp bqq sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme or herbs

Instructions

    1. To make the mince, add it to a mixing bowl and break it up with a fork.
    2. Finely chop the thyme or selected fresh herbs.
    3. Add in the egg, panko breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, BBQ sauce and herbs. Mix to combine.
    4. Divide the mixture into 6 even portions - I like to use a cookie scoop for this. Roll into balls then flatten with a small dinner plate until the patties are about 1cm thick. Line a dish with baking paper and place the patties onto it. Before cooking, wrap the dish in cling film and place it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
    5. Using a frying pan or grill, cook the patties for 2 minutes on each side. Let them rest for 10 minutes then begin building your burgers.

Notes

Our Favourite Burger Combinations:
1. Tasty cheese, lettuce, red onion, mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard.
2. Edam cheese, baby spinach, caramelised red onion, tomato, and mayonnaise.
3. Melted Brie cheese, lettuce, red onion, tomato relish and mayonnaise.

If you're looking for some great extras to add to your burger patties, here are some ideas:
•Worcestershire sauce
•Mustard
•Chilli powder or flakes
•Finely diced onion
•Fresh garlic
•Paprika
•Jalapeno peppers

Can I Make These Burger Patties Gluten-Free?
You can make your own breadcrumbs by putting a slice of gluten-free bread into a food processor. A variety of gluten-free breadcrumb and burger bun options are also available in supermarkets.

How To Store These Homemade Burger Patties?
In an airtight container, these can be stored for up to four days or frozen or cooked in the freezer for up to three months.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 310mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 25g

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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