Best homemade burgers

    25 min

    So simple, so tasty and healthy too. Use any minced meat, turkey and beef are best though. Serve with vegetable rice or homemade wedges. Perfect just for the hungry two or for the whole family.


    Devon, England, UK
    210 people made this

    Makes: 2 large or 3-4 smaller burgers

    • 1 diced onion, chopped finely
    • 1 tablespoon oil, vegetable or olive
    • 1 slice bread, crust is best or 2 slices of small loaf
    • 250g minced turkey or beef
    • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon Worcester sauce
    • grind of pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cook off the onion on a med-low heat in the oil until soft. (Nothing worse than crunchy uncooked onions in burgers)
    2. Put the bread slice/s into the food processor and whiz up to fine crumbs.
    3. Add onion, soy sauce and Worcester sauce into the food processor and blend for a minute or two, just to combine (or to further chop onion if you like).
    4. Pre-heat your pan (add a good brush of oil) or grill (medium-low setting).
    5. Add your mince to the food processor and blend for a minute. Open and add a good grind of pepper (or other alternative seasonings). Continue blending for a minute or two.
    6. The messy bit: Remove mixture onto a chopping board and cut in half (or more if desired). Roll each amount into a ball in your hands (the mixture is very tacky right now) and then flatten and shape by pressing out to about 1.5-2cm deep. This will make 2 very big burgers.
    7. Place in the preheated pan and cook for about 5 minutes before turning over. You need to let it form a golden crust and seal one side before you turn it to the second side. Cook for about 5 minutes on the other side. Turn over again, cooking both sides again for a minute or two.
    8. Ready! Serve with vegetable rice or homemade wedges, chips, salad... whatever you like.


    If making more burgers with this mixture, reduce the cooking time for each side. You want a golden brown crust on each side.
    Adjust the soy sauce or Worcester sauce levels to your liking, this is the standard recipe but I have lessened both of these slightly when I make it each time.
    Why not cook off some chilli with the onion or add chilli powder or other herbs to suit the meat you are using.
    You can try these in the oven with an ovenproof dish, 200 C / Gas 6 and 20-25 minutes should do it, turning once.

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    There is no need to blend mince meat and the amount of bread suggested to make 2 burgers is far too much, I was really disappointed  -  12 Apr 2012


    I've just made these burgers for dinner and although they tasted nice, we didn't really like the texture of the meat. The food processor made it a bit pâté-like, so I would mix the meat in by hand next time.  -  04 Dec 2012


    these were lovely will defo make again  -  16 Aug 2011