How to Make Homemade Burgers

Even if hamburgers are regarded by others as junk food, they still remain everybody’s favorite food. And besides, it is simply not a proven fact.

Actually, hamburgers are a good source of proteins, vitamins and other essential nutrients. The reason why it earned the reputation of being a junk food is that they can be bought from junk restaurants.

Preparing your hamburger right in your own kitchen is a very easy task and takes a very little amount of time.

You can even prepare a hamburger which is a whole lot better than the ones you get from fastfood chains. A better idea would be to use some Hamburger moulder equipment or have it chopped in the food processor by cutting it first into one inch cubes first.

What You’ll Need

  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1lb/500g ground sirloin
  • 4 pinches ground coriander
  • 4 pinches paprika powder
  • A dash of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 half onion grated or finely chopped
  • A pinch of salt
  • Meat spice seasonings

How to Make Homemade Burgers

  1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients gently. Shape into 4 balls using your hands. Place the skillet under medium heat and put a little amount of oil. Place the burgers on the skillet when it is already hot. Use a spatula to flatten the balls. For medium rare, cook each side for about 3 minutes. If you want it rare, cook for a lesser time. And if you want it well done, cook longer.
  2. Toast the insides of the buns using a toaster, grill or broiler just before the burgers are ready. You can spread a little butter on the buns first if you are using a broiler or grill. In serving your burgers you can spread a small amount of mayonnaise on the bottom half of the bun. You can also add a slice of tomato, a lettuce leaf and a slice of raw onion. On the top half of the bread, you can spread a liberal amount of mustard and a dab of ketchup. You can also add whatever you want to your burger. That’s what makes homemade burgers really great to prepare. You can also serve with homemade French fries.


  • To make your hamburger high fiber and low fat, use whole wheat buns instead of your regular bun. Add a good amount of lettuce and cut out the butter and mayonnaise.
  • Cooking your burger using a skillet is the easiest method. But if you want to make your burger low fat, it is best to cook it using a broiler or grill because the fats are dropped to the coals or drained through the grill.

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About the Author: Leona Kesler is a head-chef at a very popular food restaurant in New York. Also she is a blogger who shares her experiences, tips, and other informative details about food and cooking. Her recipes are featured on many magazines.

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