How to make your own burger patties, quick and easy.
If you enjoy a good burger and would like to make your own (just as good as the Five Guys), then this simple patty recipe will show you how.
There are many different ways in which you can make a burger patty. You can add tomato puree, mustard and other ingredients but we’re a fan of a simple ground beef patty with salt and pepper.
What type of beef is best?
If you want the best tasting patty, then you don’t want to use lean mince. It’s best to use a ratio of at least 80/20, 80% mince and 20% fat. The fat is where the flavor comes from and also which prevents your patty from drying out.
How long can keep the patty in the fridge?
If your mince is fresh then you should be able to keep the patties in the fridge for up to 4 to 5 days, before they need to be consumed.
Can I freeze burger patties?
Yes – there is no problem in freezing your burger patties, as long as they are stored in an airtight container. It’s also best to use grease-proof paper to separate the patties so that they don’t stick together.
Tip: You’ll likely find a lot of information around on burger patties and how to make the best ones. However, we’ve found that the less you play around with your ground beef, the better the patty will taste.
1lb ground beef
Salt and pepper for seasoning
- Place the ground beef into a mixing bowl and give it a few squeezes with your hand so that it binds together (but don’t overly mix it).
- Separate the ground beef into equal sizes and roll each into a tennis ball size.
- Now, with the backside of a spatula or burger flipper, press hard down on the ground beef ball until you have your pattie at the thickness you desire.
- Once done, season both sides with salt and pepper and they’re ready to cook in a frying pan or on the barbecue.