How Can I Make the Best Gluten-Free Hamburger Patties?
Although this particular recipe is not gluten-free, it can be easily adjusted using GF-friendly Panko breadcrumbs and gluten-free buns.
How To Make The Perfect Burger Every Time
It seriously only takes mere minutes to make restaurant-quality hamburgers from scratch. Prep your workspace and ingredients before getting started and you’ll be whipping out hot plates from your home kitchen (or backyard) in no time!
First, set out a large mixing bowl and add in the ground beef, crushed crackers, egg, Worcestershire sauce, milk, and spices.
- Use your hands to thoroughly combine until the mixture is very smooth.
Next, press the meat down in the bowl, into an even disk. Use a knife to cut and divide the hamburger patty mixture into 6 – 1/3 pound grill or skillet patties, or 12 thin griddle patties. Like so:
Set out a baking sheet, lined with wax paper or foil, to hold the patties. One at a time, gather the patty mix and press firmly into patties of your desired thickness. You typically want hamburger patties to be slightly larger than the buns they’ll be served on since they’ll shrink a bit in the cooking process.
Place the formed patties on the baking sheet. With thick patties, press an indentation in the center of each patty, so they don’t puff up while cooking.
You can stack the patties with sheets of wax paper between layers if needed.
Then, preheat the grill or a skillet to medium heat, approximately 350-400 degrees F.
- I love using a cast-iron skillet for getting that drool-worthy caramelized sear on the burgers.
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For thick patties: Grill or fry the patties for 3-4 minutes per side for a medium burger.
For thin patties: Cook on the griddle for 2 minutes per side.
Ideally, you only want to flip your burgers once or twice during cooking.
Pro Tip: Homemade cooked hamburger patties will keep well tightly wrapped in plastic wrap, or in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Stack the hot patties on hamburger buns, and dress up with your favorite hamburger toppings and condiments.
Pictured below left is Lt. Dan’s dream burger, a thick backyard barbecue classic with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and a bit of mayo and mustard.
On the bottom right, my gotta-have hamburger offers two thin patties, each covered by a slice of melted American cheese, and all loaded with tomato, pickles, crispy fried onions, and bbq sauce.
Other great toppings you can use are red onions, ketchup, butter grilled buns, and served with either onion rings or sweet potato fries.
At least we can agree that the best homemade hamburgers are served with a heaping side of cajun fries, shoestring fries, or baked french fries!
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