Best Home-made Juicy Hamburger Recipe

 Cheesy hamburger sandwich with lettuce and tomato

Here is a wonderful recipe for a juicy hamburger with gouda cheese and toasted buns.


300 grams Ground beef
1 one small onion
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 clove garlic
0.5 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Thymes powder
1 teaspoon paprika
0.5 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
10 grams, to grease the pan butter
30 grams, 4 slice tomatoes
1 leaf lettuce
200 200 grams, 2 buns buns
40 grams, two slices gouda cheese


 Diced onion

Chop the onions to small pieces.

 Meat, onion, and spices mixture

Mix meat with onion, spices and grated garlic.

 Kneaded meat mixture

Knead the meat mixture for a few minutes.

 Shape burger into a patty

This amount of meat is enough for two patties. Shape each patty on a piece of parchment paper. My patties where 15cm wide.

 Burger is frying

Grease a pan with some butter. Remove the parchment paper from the patties and fry them.

 Burger is frying

After about 3 to 4 minutes turn the patties so the other side is cooked as well.

 Putting cheese on burger

When you turned your beef, put the gouda cheese on top of it to melt slowly as the other side is being cooked.

 Grilled hamburger bun

Put your buns inside the pan to be toasted as well.

 Add lettuce and tomato

Put lettuce and 2 slices of potato inside the sandwich.

 Add cheesy burger

Put your beef on top the tomatoes.

 Add onion

Add some sliced onions on the hamburgers and put the bun on top of it.

 Homemade cheese burger sandwich

Your burger is ready now and you can enjoy it with some mustard or ketchup.

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Cook Detail

Servings 2
Calories per serving 681 Cals
Prepare Time 10 min
Cook Time 10 min
Total Time 20 min


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Tips and tricks

  • Slice the onions with a knife, don't grate them. Small onion pieces will help your beef be more juicy.
  • Fry on medium heat. Low heat could over cook your beef and dry it, and too much heat might burn it.
  • Always toast your your buns. If you don't toast them, they might lose their shape when you put the vegetables inside them.
  • You can remove all the spices except salt and pepper. I like to have them in my burger but they are optional.

Background & History

I've made a lot of hamburgers and this recipe is the juiciest one. When I first saw this recipe I wondered how is it possible to use chopped onions for hamburger? Then I realized that these chopped onions actually make the beef juicier by keeping the moist inside them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories 681 Cals
Calcium, Ca 884.7 mg
Carbohydrate 53.09 g
Cholesterol 126.55 mg
Fat 31.15 g
Fiber 11.34 g
Folate 160.45 ug
Iron, Fe 9.57 mg
Magnesium, Mg 74.87 mg
Niacin 12.07 mg
Protein 46.44 g
Sodium, Na 1922.04 mg
Sugars 7.3 g
Thiamin 0.65 mg
Vitamin A 1951.56 iu
Vitamin B6 0.78 mg
Vitamin C 7.23 mg