homemade burgers
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Easy homemade burgers

Homemade burgers are an easy dinner for kids to help with. This simple recipe, is full of flavour and the perfect dish for all the family.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meat
Servings: 4
Author: cookingwithmykids


For the sauce

  • 5 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped shallot

For the burgers

  • 700 g steak mince
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • ¾ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 4 cheese slices
  • 4 burger buns
  • 4 lettuce leaves romaine
  • 1 large beefsteak tomato cut into 4 slices


Mix the sauce ingredients together

  • Measure the mayonnaise, ketchup, relish into a bowl. Add the shallot and mix together. Set aside for later.

Make the burger patties

  • Add the mince to a bowl, then measure the seasoning: ¾ tsp garlic powder, ¾ tsp salt, ¾ tsp pepper.
  • Using your hands, mix everything together then form 4 -6 patties of equal size (depending how big you want them). If you've got a burger press, use that otherwise just press them together using your hands. Press your thumb or use a spoon to make a small indent in the middle of each of the patties to make sure they don’t form a dome when you cook them.

Cook your patties

  • Grill, fry or BBQ your burger patties on a medium heat for 8-10 minutes. Turn them once so they brown on each side.
  • Add a slice of cheese on top of each burger for the last minute or so of cooking so it melts a bit.

Toast the buns.

    Build your burger buns

    • Put your burgers together on the buns with the sauce, lettuce leaf, and tomato.
    • Serve and enjoy!