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How to make homemade burger patties like a restaurant
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How to Make Burger Patties Like a Restaurant

There is more to know about how to make burger patties than simply forming meat into a patty shape. To make the best burger like your favorite restaurant you need to pay attention to these simple details.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 350kcal


  • 1 lb Fresh ground chuck (80/20)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 3 Brioche hamburger buns
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 3 slices mild cheddar cheese
  • toppings of choice


  • Select a pound of freshly ground chuck from your butcher. You should still be able to see the individual strands of meat from the grinder.
  • Divide the meat into three equal chunks, compressing the meat only as need to hold it together in a loose ball.
  • With strands of meat standing vertically, firmly press down on each chunk of meat to form into patties. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Place on medium-high grill or skillet (if using a skillet I like to add 1 tbsp of oil to help the patty cook) and cook till the top of the patty starts to darken in color. Flip once, top with cheese, and cook a few minutes longer.
  • Butter inside of the hamburger buns and lightly toast them in a separate pan, cut side down.
  • Assemble your burger with desired toppings and enjoy.


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Calories: 350kcal