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hamburger meat recipes
by Swati M.

Hamburger meat recipes

  • Course Breakfast, Burgers
  • Cuisine American

A majority of hamburger meat recipes use ground beef for purposes of sheer ease, and it’s no different with this one. You’ll find that this ground beef burger recipe is super easy and doesn’t take very long at all to make.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 256 kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef chuck or round
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 medium size tomato chopped
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • aluminium foil as required
  • lettuce as required
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • salt to taste


  1. First you will need to take the beef out of the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about five minutes before you start forming the patties.

  2. Form each of the 5 to 6 ounce hamburger patties carefully. Use your thumb to put a little dimple into the middle of each patty. By doing this you will prevent the middle of the burger from puffing up while it is cooking.

  3. Make sure to season both sides of the hamburgers with salt and peppers. Although this may seem a little too basic, it will give your burger just the right amount of “kick” when it comes to the overall flavour.

  4. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a cast iron pan over medium heat. Cook the hamburger patties for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. It really depends on how well done you like your burgers, so you will need to keep that in mind.

  5. Rest the burgers covered loosely with aluminium foil for five minutes before serving on a buttered bun with lettuce, tomato and onion. You can of course use whatever toppings you want on your burgers.

Recipe Notes

  • There are a few tips that you may want to keep in mind when you are making this ground beef burger recipe, such as the temperatures. If you want your burgers rare, you’ll have to get them to about 120 degrees each.
  • If you enjoy medium rare burgers, 130 degrees is a pretty good temperature. Medium burgers will be about 140 degrees, which is what a lot of people seem to like.
  • If you want bacteria safety for your burgers then 160 degrees is the right temperature for your hamburger meat recipes and this is what USDA has suggested too.