Homemade Burgers

Homemade Burgers

Total Time: 17 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Servings: 4 - 6 people

Suitable For: Stockpiling in the freezer

Who doesn't like a juicy burger to get rid of those hunger pangs? But even better is a homemade burger! Try this homemade burger recipe and learn how to make the perfect hamburger patty.


1.5kg ground beef (70% beef / 30% fat)

fresh chives, chopped

garlic, coarsely chopped

pickled jalapeños, sliced

red onion, finely chopped

2 wheels of feta cheese

ground pepper

coarse sea salt

olive oil


  1. Preheat the grill to high heat, between 200°C - 250°C.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together, make sure not to overwork the meat.
  3. Overworking the meat will make the burgers dense and dry.
  4. Gently using your hands, form meatballs with the meat then carefully press them down to take the shape of burger patties.
  5. Lightly brush the patties with olive oil and throw them on the grill.
  6. 3 minutes a side will get you a nice and pink centre, 4 minutes for medium.


Tip 01 Tip 01

Make sure that you don’t overwork and over mix the meat. Coarse is the name of the game.

Tip 02 Tip 02

Experiment with the ingredients mixed in with the meat, try chopped chorizo and smoked paprika for a Spanish style, or chopped parsley, sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan for an Italian style burger.

Tip 03 Tip 03

Ask your butcher for a coarse ground beef mix, made up from brisket and chuck for that extra beefy flavour!