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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: 881kcal



  • 1 lb Fresh ground chuck (80/20)
  • Salt and Black pepper
  • 3 Brioche hamburger buns
  • 2 tablespoon 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 tablespoon of oil to help the patty cook) and cook till the top of the patty starts to darken in color. Flip once, top with a slice of cheese, and cook a few minutes longer.
  • Butter inside of the hamburger buns and lightly toast them in a separate pan, cut side down.
  • Place your burger patty onto the toasted bun, add your favorite toppings and enjoy.


Tip: Using wax burger paper makes it easy to transfer the patties to the cooking surface without deforming or sticking.
For best results, it is important not to press your burger patty while it is cooking or you will expel the juices and create a dry burger.
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Calories: 881kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 289mg | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 425mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1127IU | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 4mg