Make the best homemade burgers with these easy and delicious recipes – they're perfect for your next summer BBQ!
The Best Homemade Burgers
Nothing says summer like firing up the grill and throwing on some burgers! Whether you’re in the mood for a classic cheeseburger, a healthier turkey burger or a copycat of your favourite restaurant dish, there are tons of homemade burger recipes to choose from. I rounded up some of my top burger recipes so you can dig into a delicious hamburger at home.
How to make homemade burgers
The formula to making a great homemade burger is pretty simple. Pick your protein, add in any seasonings, mix in your protein and fry in a pan on the stovetop or grill. Add on your favourite toppings, serve with your favourite sides and you’re good to go!
Frequently Asked Questions
Making your own burgers at home is definitely a lot healthier than getting them from your favourite restaurant or drive-thru. There are way less preservatives and fewer calories. You can also customize the ingredients and toppings to be healthier by using ground turkey instead of ground beef or low-fat mayo instead of full-fat mayo.
I’d recommend adding an egg to your burger patties as it prevents the burger from falling apart while you’re cooking it. If you’re allergic to eggs, you can leave them out altogether or make a flax egg by mixing together one tablespoon of ground flaxseed with three tablespoons of water then letting it thicken in the fridge for 15-30 minutes.
There are a few reasons why your burgers might be falling apart. You might be overworking the meat by touching it too much, so make sure you handle the burgers as little as possible. You might also be cooking them at too low a temperature, so crank up the heat a bit. And make sure your patties have been chilled before cooking so they stay nice and firm.