In addition to my endless passion for breakfast, I’m also quite the burger fanatic. I’m one of those people that keeps adding or removing things from my burger to get the taste I want exactly, which inspired to start making my burgers at home 🍔😋
Speaking of which, I made this juicy burger from scratch the other day and I’m not gonna lie, I’m super proud of it 😂
Here’s how you can make your own 🙂
Step 1 (seasoning):
Starting off with the key ingredient, the MEAT! The fresher the better of course, if you’re defrosting the minced beef, make sure there aren’t any residual frozen bits as this can ruin your entire burger when you start eating it. I don’t like to overdo it with seasoning the minced beef, I just add garlic & onion powder, salt and pepper and use my hands to mix it all in.
Step 2 (Patties):
Start shaping your patties (gently), you can use a cookie cutter to make perfect round patties, I like to use my hands as I like my burgers to look a bit more chunky than perfectly symmetrical. Whichever way you go with, don’t squeeze or press as you shape the patties to guarantee all the juices stay out when cooking.
Step 3 (Add-ons):
Start buttering & toasting (or just roasting) your burger buns, using soft buns as they are will eventually result in a soggy burger when you start piling everything up.
The choices here are ENDLESS! If you’re looking for classic toppings, I’d say go with lettuce, tomatoes & onions). This time I sautéed some spinach (washed and well-dried then tossed around a frying pan with a little butter), beef bacon & a fried egg!
Fries always seem like the appropriate side dish when it comes to burgers. This time I thought I’d try actually frying sweet potato fries, instead of roasting or baking them. Pretty much the same process of making regular fries. Peel the sweet potatoes, put in a bowl of water so it doesn’t change color, then start cutting them into whichever size and shape you want your fries to be in. Heat up the oil till it’s nice & sizzling, take the sweet potatoes out and make sure they’re dry before tossing them in the hot oil, and just fry them till they’re all gold & beautiful 🙂
Step 4 (Cook):
Start heating your pan (or grill) over high heat, and once it’s all hot & sizzling add a little oil. It’s best to lightly brush it across the pan that it evenly covers the entire area. Gently place your patties and let cook for 3-4 minutes per side (or until the sides start to change from pinkish red to a brownish color). Flip and cook the other side for the same time, and in the last minute top the burgers with your cheese slices to melt as the burgers finish cooking.
Step 5 (Enjoy):
Now that everything is done cooking, bring your toasted buns and lay down the toppings with your cheese-topped patties and enjoy this incredibly juicy, homemade burger!
Ingredients (Burger only):
- Minced ground beef (250gm)
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Handful of fresh spinach
- 1 Burger bun
- 4 American cheese slices
- 1 Egg
- 2 Bacon strips
- 1 Tbsp butter (for toasting the burger buns)
- 2 Tbsp oil (for cooking the patties)
- Salt & pepper