Homemade Burgers 


Homemade burgers are sooo much juicier and tastier than supermarket ones. You know exactly what’s in them and can spice them up to your own taste. 

Ingredients – Makes 8

  • 1 kilo of good quality minced beef 
  • 1 onion, very finely chopped 
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed 
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped 
  • 1 tspn ground or grated nutmeg
  • 1 tspn paprika
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Good handful of chopped fresh herbs, parsley, chive, rosemary, oregano 
  • Oil for cooking 

Cook the onion and garlic in a little oil until translucent, set aside to cool. 

Put the minced beef in a large bowl and add all the ingredients. Mix thoroughly with your hands and form into compact burgers. Place on tray lined with greaseproof paper and keep in the fridge until you are ready to cook. Before cooking take out of the fridge to bring up to room temperature. Cook on an oiled barbecue on a high heat until cooked through, turning occasionally.  The burgers can rest in a warm oven or on the top rack of the BBQ until you are ready to serve. 

You can freeze these if you have used fresh (not previously frozen) meat. If freezing or making ahead in storing in the fridge don’t be tempted to add the onion in raw, it will oxidise and sour the meat. 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Hello, Notposhfood, thank you for the reminder! I am planning to do burgers tomorrow for the Labor Day holiday here in the U.S. and completely agree that supermarket burgers are substandard. I also really like the idea of using nutmeg in the burger recipe. Nutmeg is that special secret ingredient in many things, and I am going to try it tomorrow. If it works in my “Double Trouble Burgers” (ground beef and ground pork), I’ll post the recipe and give you the credit!

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    1. Paula says:

      Hi – thanks for your comment. We frequently use ground pork in our recipes too – is provides a moist result due to the higher fat content. However we find that it can made the burgers crumble and they fall apart on the BBQ. Definitely a good idea for meatballs – you’ll find our half and half beef & pork recipe here https://notposhfood.com/2015/03/31/keeping-your-balls-intact/. Happy Labor Day!

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