These homemade rosemary and thyme beef burgers are a real family favourite recipe. They're so simple to make and so much better than shop-bought ones.
I do love homemade burgers. They're one of my favourite meals to make too as they are so easy. Usually I put some chilli in them, either chopped fresh chillies or a chilli paste or sauce. For this burger recipe, I decided to make them more on the herby side. After all, the chilli sauce can still be added once the burger is in the bun!
I also made some homemade bread rolls, making the dough in the bread maker. I made them for the first time in summer and as they are so easy to do, I make a batch every so often and freeze some of them for meals like this.
Don't worry though, I won't blame you if you use bought burger buns.
Ingredient notes for thyme and rosemary burgers
Do check out the recipe card further down the post for actual quantities. But, to make these homemade burgers you'll need:
- Minced beef - Although I like to eat healthily, it's not always a good idea to go for low fat mince for burgers. I use 15% or 20% fat for these burgers as any lower can mean the burgers taste a little dry. Some of the fat will come out as the burgers cook anyway.
- Herbs - I always have dried herbs in the cupboard and for these burgers I use rosemary and thyme. If you have fresh herbs then do feel free to use them instead of the dried herbs. Just use a bit more if you are using fresh herbs.
- Garlic - I usually use fresh crushed garlic cloves but you can use a garlic puree or even garlic powder if you like.
- Seasoning - a little salt and black pepper.
How to make rosemary and thyme burgers?
These burgers are really simple to make. Just mix all the ingredients together with your hands and form into burger patties. Put them on a plate and let them rest in the fridge for at least half an hour before cooking them.
I usually just cook them in a frying pan with a light coating of oil but you can also cook them on the bbq.
How to assemble the perfect burger bun
Is there a perfect way to assemble a burger? I'm sure everyone has their favourite accompaniments for a burger. I love to add ketchup and cheese to mine and serve lots of salad on the side. I know some people like lots of salad in the bread roll with the burger but that's not my ideal choice!
My husband always adds sliced pickled gherkins and burger sauce too. My son adds as many sauces as he can. He loves the combo of ketchup, barbecue sauce and HP sauce in his. And my daughter? Well she likes mustard in hers.
What can you serve with these thyme and rosemary burgers?
As well as lots of fresh salad leaves I love a few chips with my burger. If I can I'll make some spiced potato wedges or if I'm lazy we might just have oven chips. What do you like with your burger?
Can you adapt this burger recipe?
Yes of course, feel free to add fresh herbs instead of dried. Why not add a spoonful of chipotle paste or harissa for a spicy burger.
You could also fry some finely diced onions and mix it in to the burgers too.
Can you make them in advance?
Yes, burgers are ideal for preparing in advance but don't cook them until you are about to eat them. You can make these up to 48 hours in advance and store them in the fridge before cooking.
What can you do with any leftovers?
Although a freshly cooked burger is always best, if you do have any leftovers you can store them in the fridge for up to three days. You can reheat in the microwave or even in the oven. They might be a little drier but perfectly fine to eat.
Rosemary and Thyme Beef Burgers
- 500 g minced steak ideally 15-20% fat
- ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 garlic clove crushed
- Pinch black pepper
- Pinch salt
- Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mash together with your hands. Form into burgers and then put them in the fridge to rest for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat a little oil in a frying pan and fry the burgers for 3-4 minutes on each side.
- Serve on your choice of burger bun with any sauces or accompaniments you like.
More burger recipes
If you like this recipe then do check out one of these burger recipes too:
- Juicy Lucy burgers (Cheese stuffed burgers)
- Beef and chorizo burgers
- Zesty lemon and parsley bean burgers
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