Josh's secret recipe for the best ever homemade beef burger patties. Perfect for burger night - especially if you put them in homemade hamburger buns!
This post was originally published in April 2015 – it has been retested, rephotographed, rewritten, and republished (to make it better for you!) in January 2019.
I do most of the cooking in our house but when it comes to homemade burgers I am given my marching orders.
I've made burger patties before, and they're ok I guess, but when Josh gets in the kitchen and makes a burger, I'm telling you, it's like no other burger you will ever eat.
This is a big call, but I'm making it. Josh makes the BEST burger patties around. And I've eaten a lot of burgers.
And guess what - he let me take photos and tell you about it! Today is the best day ever.
I'd never even watched him make the patties before. And I'll admit, even as I was watching I was thinking...hmmm, that is not how I would do it. I take it back. I take it all back. If I ever have to make a burger again (and I hope Josh always makes them for me) this is exactly how I will do them. And how you should too.
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There are a couple of little tricks that Josh uses when he makes burgers. One is to combine all the ingredients except for the mince first. Crack 2 eggs into a bowl and whisk up. Add the breadcrumbs, mixed herbs, beef stock cube (don't leave this out...I'm pretty sure it's the secret ingredient) crushed garlic and a squeeze of BBQ sauce and mix that all up.
Then add your mince and get in there with your hands and mix it all together. Split the mixture into 4 and shape into patties. It's important to note that normal people might make 6 patties out of this much mince but Josh likes to make man patties so we get 4 jumbo patties out of it. Big is good! If you are making your own burger buns, use this recipe and make it into 6 buns instead of 8 - this will get you the right sized bun for the burger.
Coat them lightly in flour and put them in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Josh tells me they hold together much better this way and apparently they stay juicier when you cook them! I would definitely agree with that.
Once they've been in the freezer, take them out and put em in the frypan. Fry for about 7-8 minutes on either side until they are cooked through. TIP...cover the pan with a lid and they will cook through better.
And make the most epic burger ever!
No other burger will ever compare.
Try making your own Hamburger Buns for an even better burger!
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Josh's Homemade Burger Patties
- 500 grams minced beef
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon mixed herbs
- 1 ½ teaspoon crushed garlic
- 1 beef stock cube (about 1 teaspoon powder)
- 2 tablespoon BBQ sauce
- Crack 2 eggs into a bowl and whisk together. Add the breadcrumbs and whisk again. Add mixed herbs, garlic, beef stock cube and BBQ sauce and combine.
- Add mince and mix it all together using your hands.
- Split the mixture into 4 (or 6 if you prefer smaller burgers) and shape into patties. Coat each pattie lightly in flour and place on a baking tray in the freezer for 30 minutes. This helps the patties to hold together better when cooking and makes them much juicier!
- Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry the patties until cooked through (about 7-8 minutes each side).
- Put the burger in a bun, add your salads and sauces and enjoy the best burger ever!
Hi I was just wondering if the breadcrumbs in this hamburger patty recipe are dried or fresh?
Hi Robyn, I use dried but fresh would work just fine too!
Best pattie ever! Easy and tasty. THANK YOU!
I've never commented on a recipe before, but these were so good, I felt I had to! Great taste, didn't fall apart and everyone else who ate them agreed, pretty bloody good.
Abby Rhodes says
Love this recipe. Added some grated carrot and mushroom too.
Simone Baron says
for years my family has groaned anytime I said we were having hamburgers - tried this tonight and they all gave it a thumbs up and said keep that recipe
So easy and always a massive hit!
These are seriously the best beef patties I’ve ever made!
Janette McKenzie says
My new favourite recipe!
Janette McKenzie says
Love this recipe - finally I have a burger pattie that doesn't fall apart.
These are such a winner, Josh is a wizard! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.
Wendy Kerslake says
I made these for dinner tonight and they are the best burgers I have ever made! Will definitely be my go to from now on. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
This is the best recipe I have tried so far. Very flavourful, easy and the texture was great. Thank you!
John Duncan says
Hi, Doing the recipe again tonight! as son is over for dinner again!! and you guessed it, Josh's burger recipe was his choice again!
Eat what you enjoy in life Cheers John D
My husband rated tonights burger as one of the best he's eaten & the only difference was the patty - tasty & succulent - I used Italian herbs & halved the recipe for just the two of us ☺️
Colin Rotherham says
Tried it with Italian herbs and extra garlic. Delicious.
Nicole Bichan says
AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS! Freezing the patties for half an hour...genius! I always have trouble with them falling apart and finally they don't, so thank you. We make your recipes lots at home, love them.
Coming back to make these again - they are divine! Made them as stand alone meat patties (not burger patties), and think tonight's will be too!
You weren't kidding, best burger patties I have EVER made and I consider myself a good cook. Never seen my dad eat a burger so fast in his life
100% my go too when making burgers !!! Thank you for sharing . This is my second time round and be added finely chopped onion to it and it was amazing .! The other guy calling these meatloaf patties needs to give himself an upper cut lol .
You are absolutely right, these are the best burger patties I've ever made and ever eaten. All of our tribe agree (9 of us here atm, including my parents). Thanks so much for sharing Josh's recipe. And you can get stock cubes from organic and/or health stores that don't have any nasties in them. We use the Kallo Organic brand.