The Best Homemade Burger

The Best Homemade Burger

To celebrate our love of the burger, we’re bringing you a quick and easy recipe from Tasty that’s even better than what you can get from a fast food restaurant. Plus, it’s homemade!


For pickled red onions:

1 ½ cups water (360ml)

1 ½ cups apple cider vinegar (360ml)

1 tbsp salt, plus more to taste

1 tbsp sugar

5 whole black peppercorns

¼ teaspoon coriander seeds

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

For thousand island dressing:

¾ cup mayonnaise (185g)

¼ cup tomato sauce (60g)

2 tbsp gherkins, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp white wine vinegar

For the rest of the burger:

910 g 80/20 mince

2 tsp salt

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 tbsp grapeseed oil

4 slices cheddar cheese

4 sesame buns

1 tomato, sliced, for serving

4 leaves lettuce, for serving


  1. Make the pickled red onions: In a small pot, combine the water, apple cider vinegar, salt, sugar, peppercorns, and coriander seeds, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Turn off the heat and add the sliced onion, making sure they are fully submerged. Let cool to room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
  3. Make the Thousand Island Dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, tomato sauce, gherkins, garlic, and vinegar.
  4. In a large bowl, season the mince generously with salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix until evenly combined.
  5. Divide the beef into 4 8-ounce portions and form into patties. Place on a cutting board. Use your thumb to press a divot into the center of each burger.
  6. Heat the grapeseed oil in a cast iron or stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat until nearly smoking.
  7. Add the burger patties and cook for 3-4 minutes, without disturbing, until browned.
  8. Use a spatula to flip the burgers over and place a slice of cheddar on each one. Cook for another 3-4 minutes, until the burgers are cooked through and cheese has melted.
  9. Place on sesame buns and top with the pickled red onions, Thousand Island Dressing, tomato, and lettuce.
  10. Serve with slapchips and enjoy!
By | 2020-10-07T07:15:45+00:00 7 Oct|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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