In less than 5 minutes you can make ground beef patties for burgers. This recipe makes 4 half-pound patties. Finish your homemade hamburger patties on the grill, sous vide, or in a cast-iron skillet.
Let’s make ‘em.
Ingredients for ground beef patties for burgers
It all starts with delicious ground beef and seasonings. In this simple hamburger patty recipe, you’ll see Crowd Cow wagyu ground beef.
Use any ground beef you’d like – the fresher, the better. You can use a lean beef or one with a higher fat content.
How to make burger patties from ground beef
Step 1. Add ground beef to a large bowl.
Break it up gently with hands or a spoon.
Add the salt and pepper to the ground beef. Mix seasonings with the ground beef gently until integrated.
Step 2. Separate the burger meat into four 8-ounce thick patties.
Form a ball, then flatten the burgers into disc shapes, a little bigger than the burger buns they’ll go on.
Push down the center of the burgers, if desired, to make a 2-3” indent.
Add an additional sprinkle of salt and pepper to the outside of the burgers, if desired.
Finish hamburger patties any way you’d like. Here how to cook burgers sous vide style.
Learn more about sous vide hamburgers in The Home Chef’s Sous Vide Cookbook.
For a classic burger, top with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and your sauce of choice.
Gourmet topping ideas for burgers
- Sauteed mushrooms
- Make it a “farm burger” and top with sous vide pork or sous vide bacon
- Red wine caramelized red onions
- Sous vide onions
- Overnight bacon sous vide
- A quality feta or blue cheese
- Red cabbage and carrot salad
Another thing I love to serve with burgers? Sauteed vegetables.
Normally, I’d be all like: put these dreamy sautéed onions and peppers on tacos, burgers, Philly cheesesteak pizzas, salads… but when I make them, you can usually find me leaning over the skillet in the kitchen with a wooden spoon, scooping them into my mouth, hoping my husband doesn’t see me eating half the batch before dinner. So maybe instead of a side dish, or accessory to flank steaks and chicken, we can normalize eating sautéed onions and peppers as is. But until then, add them to your ground beef recipes to add massive flavor.
More easy ways to season ground beef patties
The basic salt and pepper tastes just great in these ground beef hamburger patties.
But, if you’re a spice-aholic like me, here are more seasonings you can use
- A super light sprinkle of ultra-powerful ultra-powerful black garlic sea salt
- Texas-style bbq salt
- For campfire burger vibes: liquid smoke and hickory smoked black pepper
- For an enhanced flavor, add some worcestershire sauce and garlic powder
Want to step up your burger making game? Try this sous vide lamb burger recipe!
If you really want to lock in some juicy flavor, check out how to finish hamburgers with a mayo sear.
Homemade Burger FAQs
Using this hamburger patty recipe is a good start, because there aren’t a lot of ingredients. When you add in other ingredients, you’re adding in other variables to the burgers which can make burger meat fall apart. Also, using ground beef that is too lean (95% or above) doesn’t have enough fat content in it to stay together easily.
No, homemade burgers don’t need eggs to bind them. Other ground beef recipes like meatballs need eggs to help bind the ingredients because they have additional dry ingredients like bread crumbs and onions. Using this recipe to make beef burgers does not require any eggs.
So many tasty recipes with ground beef to try…
When we have a pound of ground beef and don’t know what to do with it, some of our favorite Italian dishes are baked rigatoni with ground beef or stuffed shells with meat. Or brown the beef and add it to simple tomato sauce with canned tomatoes.
If there is leftover cooked ground beef in the fridge, make a taco or hamburger-style homemade pizza with store bought dough. If you haven’t tried taco pizza, you should!
Final tips for making beef patties from scratch
- Season the inside and outside of ground beef patties
- Don’t overmix the ground beef – gently combine the ingredients and form discs.
- Cook raw ground beef patties as desired on the grill, with a sous vide machine, or in a cast-iron skillet.
Taste the difference of beef patties made from scratch
Simple Ground Beef Patties For Burgers Recipe [Sip Bite Go]
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Add ground beef to a large mixing bowl. Break it up gently with hands or a spoon. Add the salt and pepper to the ground beef. Mix the ground beef and seasonings until integrated.
- Separate the burger meat into four 8-ounce patties. Form a ball, then flatten the burgers into disc shapes, a little bigger than the burger buns they’ll go on. Push down the center of the burgers, if desired, to make a 2-3” indent. Add an additional sprinkle of salt and pepper to the outside of the burgers, if desired.
– Don’t overmix the ground beef – gently combine the ingredients and form discs.
– This ground beef recipe works for any burger cooking technique. Cook ground beef patties as desired on the grill, with a sous vide machine, or in a cast-iron skillet. See the recipe: https://sipbitego.com/ground-beef-patties-for-burgers See the recipe video for homemade ground beef patties: https://youtu.be/fZmQCILRuRg