November 10

Hamburger Patties

I’ve always had a soft spot for hamburgers. I grew up calling them a baked dinner on a roll.

My mum worked in a fish and chip shop when I was a teenager, then later my parents owned their own fish and chip shop. Mum would buy the steak from the butchers and grind it herself to get that perfect hamburger patty. Now I don’t do that, but if you have a grinder you might like to try making your own mince.

We tend to have these hamburger patties with lettuce wraps, but they are delicious on a gluten free or paleo bun. They are also nice just to have with a salad.

We usually pile what we have in the refrigerator onto our hamburgers, but the kids especially like a little slice of cheese which we put onto the patty in the final stages of cooking it so it melts.

When you make unless burgers treat them like a regular hamburger. You might like a cheese burger, hamburger with the lot (this is good stacked on top of a pile of lettuce), bacon burger, etc.

We like having pickles with our hamburgers, but I know that’s not everyones tastes. We also like having some caramelised onions with it, but my favourite is a raw slaw (grated beetroot, carrot, fennel, parsley and mint) with slice of fresh pineapple. Oh, it’s really good as well with my herb and garlic nut cheese.

My preference is to cook them on the BBQ as I love the flavour it gives to the patties, and don’t forget to flatten them out (this is debatable in our household as some like them flatten and others like leaving them thick).

Hamburger Patties

Prep time Cook time Total time
3 mins 10 mins 13 mins

Author: Tracey Francis of Essential Olie


  • 500g Mince*
  • 1 Egg
  • 1½ teaspoons Italian Seasoning (dried herbs)
  • ½ teaspoon Onion Flakes
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder


  1. Put all ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. Using your hands (with gloves) combine all ingredients.
  3. Divide mix into 8 and form patties with your hands, or, use a large ice cream scooper to measure out the patties. If your using a large ice cream scooper you may get more depending on the size of it.
  4. Barbecue or fry patties till cooked, then serve.


* We buy a 4 star grass fed mince from Aldi Australia as it has a little fat. If you buy a fat-less mince you will find the patties will be dry so add an extra egg.

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