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Easy Homemade Beef Burgers

This homemade beef burger recipe is so quick and simple to make, with just two ingredients. You won’t want to buy ready-made ever again!
5 from 2 votes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers


  • 500 g good quality beef mince
  • Salt



  • Pre-heat your grill/barbeque
  • Place the beef mince in a large bowl and break it up slightly with your hands.
  • Season with salt (I use about ¼ tsp) and carefully mix it with your hands to ensure it is evenly spread – if you’re unsure you’ve added the right amount of seasoning then simply fry a little bit in a small pan to taste before carrying on.
  • Divide the mince into 4 and roll each into a ball.
  • Place the balls down on a work surface and pat them to make them flatter. Use your hands to push the sides in slightly so they make an even(ish) circle – you don’t need to completely squish them, they don’t need to be too tightly compacted, just enough to hold them together. If there’s any mince trying to escape, gently pinch it together with the burger.
  • Place into the heated grill/barbeque and cook for 12-15 minutes until cooked through, turning halfway through the cooking time.
  • Serve.


I have provided the instruction for grilling/barbecuing the burgers. They can also be fried, oven cooked or cooked in something like a George Foreman grill.
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Calories: 231kcal | Protein: 24.5g | Fat: 14.8g | Saturated Fat: 6.5g | Sodium: 400mg

Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Barbeque