Homemade Hamburgers

Nothing beats these fresh, juicy homemade hamburgers right off the grill! This tried and true family recipe is given an extra boost of flavour with fresh herbs and produces juicy, delicious burgers that are perfect for summer cookouts.

Sometimes all you need is a homemade burger! Nothing says summer like a delicious hamburger right off the grill!

This recipe for homemade hamburgers is a tried and true family favourite and we have never felt the need to look elsewhere!

They are everything we look for in a burger. Juicy, flavourful and fresh. What more can you ask for?

Homemade hamburger topped with lettuce, tomato and onion on a wooden board.

They are also super easy to make!

My Homemade Hamburger recipe is actually my mom’s recipe. Unlike most classic recipes, this burger has a bit of a Greek twist through the use of fresh herbs.

It is essentially a burger version of Keftedakia – Greek Meatballs and it is so good, we make them all the time! There’s something to be said about using fresh ingredients and the flavour is truly unmatched.

A hamburger and fries set on a wooden cutting board.

Ingredients in Homemade Hamburgers

  • ground beef
  • breadcrumbs
  • onion
  • milk
  • eggs
  • lemon
  • fresh herbs (parsley and mint)
  • salt and pepper

Note: Ingredient quantities and full instructions are in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Making Classic Homemade Hamburgers

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until combined.
  2. Divide mixture into 8 portions and roll each portion into a ball. Gently press down to form them into patties. Place hamburger patties onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. To cook, grill hamburgers until cooked through, flipping to ensure they cook evenly (about 4-5 minutes on each side, depending on the size of your burgers. Check with a meat thermometer to ensure they are cooked through). Alternatively, you could fry them in a pan or bake them.
Photo collage showing the steps for making homemade hamburgers.

That is literally all it takes to make a fresh tasting burger that is better than those cardboard-y frozen patties in the grocery section!

Close up of a thick hamburger patty on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and onion.

Freezing homemade hamburgers

The recipe specified below makes about 8 quarter-pound hamburgers. If you want to freeze some of the burgers, its pretty easy to do.

  • First, form the patties as mentioned above.
  • Then place the patty on a small piece of parchment paper and cover it with another piece of parchment. You can stack the patties like this using little squares of parchment to separate them and prevent them from sticking to each other.
  • Next, I place them in a freezer bag and freeze them lying flat (so as not to misshape them before they freeze and hold their shape).
  • When you are ready to grill them, remove as many frozen patties as you need and transfer them straight to the grill. You can defrost them if you like but that isn’t necessary.
Topview of a thick hamburger patty on a bun with tomato and onion.

What to serve with homemade hamburgers:

Fries are a must as far as burgers go. Some of my favourite twists on classic fries include:

Looking for a nice salad to serve with your burger? Try:

These juicy burgers will be making a frequent appearance on the grill this summer! Hope you give them a try and enjoy them as much as we do!

-Cathy

Man holding a homemade hamburger.

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Homemade hamburger topped with lettuce, tomato and onion on a wooden board.

Homemade Hamburgers

Herbs and Flour
Nothing beats these fresh, juicy homemade hamburgers right off the grill! This tried and true family recipe is given an extra boost of flavour with fresh herbs and produces juicy, delicious burgers that are perfect for summer cookouts.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 355 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 medium onion shredded
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh mint chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until combined.
  • Divide mixture into 8 portions and roll each portion into a ball. Gently press down to form them into patties. Place hamburger patties onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • To cook, grill hamburgers until cooked through, flipping to ensure they cook evenly (about 4-5 minutes on each side, depending on the size of your burgers. Check with a meat thermometer to ensure they are cooked through). Alternatively, you could fry them in a pan or bake them.

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 23gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 202mgPotassium: 409mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 193IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 3mg
Keyword barbecue, beef, burgers, grilling, ground beef
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