Home made Burgers Recipe

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 09/06/2014 | Category: Recipes

I've yet to meet anyone who doesn't like a good burger.  From the vegetarian variety to this recipe made from minced beef, there should be something for everyone.

And they taste so much better when there are home made; that is why I have posted this easy to follow recipe.  If they are made with fresh ingredients and you avoid the greasy stuff, you should also find that they are not too unhealthy, as long as you choose to serve them with salad and not chips!

Everything you need is below and should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch using the form below.

Preparation Time:  Around 10 minutes
Cooking Time:  15 minutes
Serves:  4/6 adults


12 Jacob's cream crackers
8 sprigs flat-leaf parsley
500g quality minced beef
1 large egg
olive oil
1 round lettuce

  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 3-4 gherkins
  • 6 good-quality or fresh burger buns
  • 6 slices Cheddar cheese, optional
  • 2 heaped tablespoons Dijon mustard, optional


Right let’s get on with making these burgers!  Firstly take the 12 crackers, wrap them up in a tea-towel and then smash them until they are fine.  Put these into a large bowl along with the finely chopped parsley, mustard and mince.

Crack in the egg and add a good pinch of salt and pepper.  Mix everything together by hand and divide the mixture into 6 roundish shape patties.  You want the finished patties to be around an inch in thickness or just over 2cm in new money.

Drizzle the burgers with a little olive oil, cover and place them in the fridge for around 10 minutes, which will help them firm up.

There are various ways to cook your burgers, but I always use a large pre-heated griddle and cook them for around 3 to 4 minutes either side, depending on your preference.

Whilst your burgers are on griddle, you have time to prepare everything to accompany your wonderful creation.  Firstly, simply tear up the lettuce, slice the tomatoes, onion and gerkins and place these on the dining table in separate bowls along with your chosen ketchup and drinks.

Remove your burgers and place them on some kitchen paper and give your griddle a good wipe down.

I like to also lightly toast my burger buns on the griddle.  You may want to use a brioche bun if you have a particularly sweet tooth.

If you want a vegetarian alternative, simply switch the beef burger for grilled Portobello mushrooms and slices of creamy mozzarella.


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