How to Make Hamburger Patties

Why purchase beef hamburger patties when you can enjoy making them in your own kitchen? These homemade burger patties are succulent, juicy and delicious. Better yet, you can prepare them in less than half an hour. This recipe is almost too easy and will yield beef burger patties that are guaranteed to impress every time.

Homemade beef hamburger patties are a easy to make. (Image: Thalia Ho)

Serves 4.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup breadcrumbs

  • 3 tablespoons whole milk

  • 17.5 ounces / 500 grams ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic paste

  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary, or your choice of herb

  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper, to taste

  • Olive oil, for frying

Measure out all the ingredients before you begin. (Image: Thalia Ho)

Step 1: Moisten the Breadcrumbs

Put the breadcrumbs in a small bowl, and drizzle in the milk. Let stand for 5 minutes until the crumbs have absorbed the liquid.

Let the breadcrumbs stand and moisten. (Image: Thalia Ho)

Step 2: Combine the Ingredients

Add the moistened breadcrumbs to a large bowl with the beef, Dijon mustard, garlic and rosemary.

Add all of the ingredients into a large bowl. (Image: Thalia Ho)

Step 3: Mix Well

Mix all the ingredients well to combine, and then season with sea salt and pepper.

Use your hands to really mix the ingredients together. (Image: Thalia Ho)

Step 4: Divide and Shape

Divide the mixture into 4 portions, and shape into patties using your hands. Alternatively, you can use a burger press or mold.

You can use your hands to easily shape the beef hamburger patties. (Image: Thalia Ho)


To make hamburger patties that are perfectly shaped when cooked, make a small depression in the center of the burger so as the center puffs, the burger remains level.

Perfectly shaped beef hamburger patties. (Image: Thalia Ho)

Step 5: Fry

Place a nonstick frying pan over medium to high heat, and cook the patties for 4 to 6 minutes on each side or until just cooked through.

Fry the patties on each side until just cooked through. (Image: Thalia Ho)
The patties should be browned on the outside when ready. (Image: Thalia Ho)
Use your homemade beef hamburger patties to create a delicious burger! (Image: Thalia Ho)


You can make beef hamburger patties in advance and freeze them for up to 3 months.