Homemade DIY Burger Patties Recipe

Jessica Published March 3, 2020

The craving for fast food is one we’re sure almost all of us have experienced at some point. Following this, you might experience an internal battle on whether to prioritize personal health over the desire to indulge. Why not try making your own DIY burger patties at home? Homemade burgers satisfy your cravings while you get to know exactly what went into your meal.

DIY Burger Patties Recipe Video

How to Make Homemade DIY Burger Patties Recipe

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Make your grilled burger patties at home for your burger cravings or at a BBQ house party! These juicy patties will make great additions to any homemade burger or sandwich.
15 mins
8 mins
23 mins


  • 100 g onion finely chopped
  • 15 g Italian seasoning
  • 300 g pork ground
  • 700 g beef ground
  • 75 ml vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper for garnish


  • Dice your onion, season with 15g of salt and pepper and sauté it over a medium flame until caramelized. When they are almost done, add the Italian seasoning and mix well.
  • Combine your meats and sautéed onions into a mixing bowl. Add another dash of salt and pepper.
  • Divide your meat into roughly 8 portions. Shape the patties in your hands and make a slight dent in the middle of each one.
  • Heat the vegetable oil on the pan. Gently place the patties in your pan and cook for roughly 4 minutes per side. Keep basting the patties with the juices in the pan as they cook.
  • Sprinkle on some cayenne pepper for some added spice and serve.

Recipe Notes

Your burgers will puff up as they cook, so adding a dent in the middle allows them to cook faster and more evenly. For more food preparation hacks like this, check out our article on restaurant-worthy hacks you need to know to be a kitchen pro!
Avoid pressing your patties too hard as you shape them. This will force the natural juices out, leaving you with a slightly dry piece of meat.
If you want to add cheese to your burger patty, you can do so at the 3-minute mark on the second side. This will give your cheese some time to melt.
Allow your burgers buns to turn golden brown before adding your patty, vegetables, sauces, and any other extras. Whip up some fries and you’ve got yourself a true burger night without all the unnecessary additives and preservatives you will find at a fast food joint! 

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg

Commonly Asked Questions

How do I keep the patties from falling apart while cooking?

Once you’ve shaped your patties, transfer them to the fridge first while you prepare your burger buns and condiments. Alternatively, you can try adding 1 large egg per pound of ground meat to act as a binder that holds the ingredients together. Another tip is to add breadcrumbs. Start with 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs per pound of meat and see how the mixture feels. You don’t want to dry things out too much as this will cause your patties to crumble more.

What do I do if I can’t get Italian seasoning?

You can make your own! Make it in a bigger batch and store it well in an airtight container so you can use it for any future recipes. We included it in this recipe, it’s pretty easy to make and will come in useful for many recipes.

How do I know if the oil is hot enough for cooking?

Drop a small piece of meat in the oil. If bubbles form around the meat, it’s hot enough and ready for cooking your patties.


As with most of our recipes, we want you to have fun with them. DIY burger patties are a great way to give in to your cravings without packing on the unhealthy fats and sugars. Prepare a batch of these DIY burger patties a few hours before an outdoor barbecue and we promise you will steal the show. 

Now that you have the basics, try experimenting with condiments and toppings. A good DIY burger patty is the perfect foundation for your dream burger. Let us know what are some of your favourite combinations in the comments below. 



A food blogger with a strong passion for all thing delicious. Being able to take a simple ingredient and transform it into something complex and delectable brings me joy. It is my mission to show you how to do the same with the simple ingredients that you have on hand. Learn how to make restaurant-worthy meals, on a budget, and right at home!

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