Tasty and delicious, these homemade Best Ever Beef Burgers will impress the whole family.
Burgers are always a win in our house. Who doesn’t love a burger, right? Our family coined these particular ones ‘Best Ever Beef Burgers’ recently because the combo is just so good! Once you know how to make your own burgers you will make them so often because it is easy, more cost effective and they taste way better! I love using these Brioche buns and burger cheese. Look for something like these cheddar slices by Dairyworks. I have used caramelised onions but you can fill your burgers with whatever you like.
For the caramelised onions, I cook them with balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Just delicious. For the burger patties I use, onion, carrot, tomato sauce, garlic and BBQ Sauce. I use an egg to bind them together and season well. When assembling, I have used iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, brioche buns, mayonnaise, and cheese. But have a play around and use what you enjoy in your burgers.
How to make Best Ever Beef Burgers:
First make your caramelised onions by cooking low and slow with salt and olive oil. Once soft and golden add the brown sugar and balsamic and continue cooking. They caramelise and taste delicious!
Now for the burger patties, mix the the mince, egg, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, salt and pepper together in a big bowl. I find the easiest way to do this is with your hands. Shape these into patties around 10 CM in size.
When you are ready to cook the burger patties, heat some oil in a heavy pan over a medium heat. Cook until brown on one side, then flip and place on a slice of that lovely cheese. cook until the patties are cooked and the cheese is melty and delish!
Now it is time to assemble! Toast your buns, spread with mayo, then its time to layer. First lettuce, then your lovely beef patties, then caramelised onions, tomato, seasoning and top with your burger bun. serve with hand cut chips and tomato sauce!
Common questions about Best Ever Beef Burgers:
Can I use other meat? Absolutely, these would work really well with Pork or Chicken mince.
Best Ever Beef Burgers
- 500 grams Beef Mince lean
- ½ small onion grated or chopped very finely
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Tomato Sauce/ketchup
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 large Onions red or brown, sliced
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- ¼ iceburg lettuce
- 4 brioche burger buns
- 4 Cheese slices
- 4 slices of tomato
- Salt & Pepper
- Oven baked chips/fries to serve
- Neutral Oil for frying
For the Caramelised onions,
Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frypan over a low heat. Add the onions and a generous pinch of salt. Cook low and slow, stirring occasionally to avoid burning.
When the onions are softened and a little golden, add the balsamic and sugar, it will start caramelising. Cook on a low heat for a further 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sticky and caramelised and taste delicious. Set aside until required
For the burger patties
In a large bowl, mix well the mince, egg, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, salt and pepper.
Split the mixture into 4, make into balls, and then push into a patty shape around 10cm wide.
Place a heavy pan over a medium heat Add 1 teaspoon of neutral oil and when it’s come to heat, add the patties. Cook for 2-3 minutes until well browned on one side. Flip the patties over and top each one with a slice of cheese. Cook until patties are cooked through and cheese is melted, around 2-3 minutes.
Toast your burger buns, spread top and bottom with mayonnaise.
Take the bottom, add lettuce, the burger patties with cheese, caramelised onions, tomato, then season well, top with the burger top.
Serve with chips and tomato sauce
You can make the caramelised onions in advance and store in an air tight container in the fridge.
The patties can be prepared in advance, covered and chilled for up to 24 hours or frozen until needed