Beef Burgers

5 from 5 votes

These really are the best homemade beef hamburgers! Wonderfully juicy and perfectly seasoned, they take minutes to make and are quick to grill,

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Nothing quite says summer like homemade beef hamburgers! These seasoned burgers are wonderfully flavored and are super quick and easy to make. Cook them on an outdoor grill or on the stovetop for a treat that the whole family will love!

Homemade hamburgers with condiments

How to make beef burgers

  1. Add the eggs and seasonings to a large bowl that will be large enough to fit the ground beef.
  2. Mix together until well combined. The color will be reddish because of the paprika
  3. Add in the ground beef and the breadcrumbs. Please note I am using frozen ground beef here that’s been thawed, which is why the color is darker.
  4. Mix with your hands until the beef and breadcrumbs are well incorporated.
Process shots to show how to mix the ingredients step by step
  • Gently shape the mixture into 4 patties. Use your thumb to press down in the center of each patty to create an indent.
  • Refrigerate the patties for 20-30 minutes. It really helps it hold its shape when grilling.
Burger patties formed on with indent in the middle
  • Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium heat and oil the grates or pan. Cook the burgers for 4-5 minutes per side until they reach the desired doneness.
  • Allow the burgers to rest for a few minutes, then serve with your favorite condiments.
Collage of a grill pan with the cooked patties, and then topped with cheese

Tips for making burgers

  1. Make an indent in the center of each patty. This will help the burgers to cook evenly and will prevent shrinkage.
  2. Use your hands to mix the the patties. It’s a little messier but the ingredients will combine much easier this way. You can wear tight fitting plastic cloves to keep your hands clean if you like.
  3. Don’t over mix the burger mixture. Everything should be just combined. If you over mix, the burgers can become tough and chewy. Mixing them with your hands will help you not to over mix.
  4. Refrigerate the burger patties immediately after forming them. This helps with two things. First, it helps keep the patty formation. Second, it helps to limit moisture on the burger which allows means it will cook faster, which over-cooking.
  5. Once on the grill, don’t flatten the burger with a spatula. When you do this the meat will lose some of its juices. Just flip them, don’t be tempted to press them down.

Frequently asked questions

Can you cook these burgers in the oven?

I always prefer to grill burgers so that you get those nice crispy edges. You can cook them in the oven though if you like. Cook the burgers on a baking sheet in a preheated oven at 425F for about 15 minutes until they are cooked through.

Can you freeze ground beef burgers?

Yes, you can freeze the uncooked burger patties and they will keep well for up to 3 months. Freeze the patties on a baking sheet and once solid, transfer to a freezer bag or container. Thaw the frozen burgers in the fridge overnight before cooking.

Can you make these ahead of time?

You can mix the burger ingredients a day ahead of time and keep the covered in the bowl, you can also form the patties and keep those covered so they are ready to take out and cook. The uncooked burger mix will keep for 1 to 2 days.

Two homemade hamburgers on white marbel

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Beef Burgers

These really are the best homemade beef hamburgers! Wonderfully juicy and perfectly seasoned, they take minutes to make and are quick to grill,
5 from 5 votes
Servings 4 burgers
Course Main Course
Calories 337
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground beef 85% lean
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup fine breadcrumbs

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together the egg, Dijon mustard, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add the ground beef and breadcrumbs, and use your hands to mix until combined.
  • Gently shape the mixture into 4 patties, about ¾ inch in thickness. Use your thumb to press down in the center of each patty to create an indent.
  • Refrigerate the patties for 20-30 minutes.
  • Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium heat and oil the grates or pan. Cook the burgers for 4-5 minutes per side until they reach the desired doneness.
  • Allow the burgers to rest for a few minutes, then serve with your favorite condiments.

Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 3 days in the fridge.
Freezing Instructions: Freeze uncooked patties on a baking sheet, then place them all together in a ziplock bag. Thaw in the fridge overnight before cooking
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Instead of breadcrumbs, you can use all-purpose flour. 
  • To make it gluten-free, you can use quick oats, almond flour or panko breadcrumbs.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 337kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 121mg, Sodium: 475mg, Potassium: 346mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 306IU, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 3mg

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  1. The buns look quite tasty. What is your favorite bun to use for burgers? I read through a couple of times and didn’t see you mention a bun so apologies if it’s there and I missed it. Thanks! Can’t wait to try these.

  2. Love all your tips. I always forget to make an indent in the center of every patty. Home made are the best.

  3. im not the best cook but i tried this recipe and its amazing!! the burgers are soo good, full of flavor and i just used to oven, betting the grill would be even better. im definitely using this recipe forever now. i froze some fot next time. Thank you Yumna!