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Garlic and Herb Burger Recipe

These burgers are fresh, juicy, fluffy and delicious, and feel lighter on the gut than frozen patties. So easy and they totally taste gourmet! | natashaskitchen.com

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These garlic and herb burgers are fresh, juicy, fluffy and delicious, and feel lighter on the gut than frozen pre-made “mystery” patties. When you make your own burger, you know exactly what goes into it and can avoid preservatives and chemicals by using quality beef. Plus I pulled the parsley right out of my garden – although I shouldn’t brag. I only have parsley because it beat the odds and grew back this year despite my complete neglect of my herb garden. Now you know the truth. It’s just a really pitiful looking box of dirt in my backyard. Maybe next year I’ll do better ;).

 

Ingredients for Garlic and Herb Burger Patties:

2 lbs ground beef (preferably 80/20 fat content – not too lean)
2 large cloves garlic, pressed or minced
2 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of black pepper

These burgers are fresh, juicy, fluffy and delicious, and feel lighter on the gut than frozen patties. So easy and they totally taste gourmet! | natashaskitchen.com

Topping and Condiment ideas:

6 burger buns
6 slices swiss cheese
Green leaf lettuce leaves
1 large or 2 medium tomatos, sliced
Sauteed mushrooms (In a little oil with salt & pepper)
Freshly sliced or Caramelized onions
Ketchup and mayo

How to Make burger patties:

1. Preheat Grill to medium/high heat. In a large bowl, combine 2 lbs beef, 2 minced garlic cloves, 2 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire, 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley, 1/4 tsp salt and a pinch of pepper. It’s easiest to mix the meat with your hands or using a stand mixer with paddle attachment.

These burgers are fresh, juicy, fluffy and delicious, and feel lighter on the gut than frozen patties. So easy and they totally taste gourmet! | natashaskitchen.com

2. Divide beef mixture into 6 equal portions and form round patties (Each one was 5 1/2″ in diameter and weighed in at 5 1/2 oz – not that I weighed them all and made them perfectly even…). Push your fingers around the middle of your patty to create a slight well in the center. This is important for an even surface since burgers puff up as they cook.

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3. For medium well burgers, grill 6 min on each side with the grill closed (we rotate them 45˚ after 3 min to create fancy grill marks). You know patties are done when you push on the top and juices run clear instead of white. Top with cheese in the last minute of grilling.

These burgers are fresh, juicy, fluffy and delicious, and feel lighter on the gut than frozen patties. So easy and they totally taste gourmet! | natashaskitchen.com

Garlic and Herb Burger Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
These garlic and herb burgers taste fresh, juicy, fluffy and delicious, and feel lighter on the gut than frozen pre-made "mystery" patties.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $15-$20 (Varies by Toppings &amp, beef quality)
Servings: 6 burgers

Ingredients

For the Burger Patties:

  • 2 lbs ground beef preferably 80/20 fat content - not too lean
  • 2 large cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch of black pepper

Topping and Condiment ideas:

  • 6 burger buns
  • 6 slices swiss cheese
  • Green leaf lettuce leaves
  • 1 large or 2 medium tomatos sliced
  • Sauteed mushrooms In a little oil with salt & pepper
  • Freshly sliced or Caramelized onions
  • Ketchup and mayo

Instructions

  1. Preheat Grill to medium/high heat. In a large bowl, combine 2 lbs beef, 2 minced garlic cloves, 2 1/2 Tbsp Worchestershire, 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley, 1/4 tsp salt and a pinch of pepper.
  2. It's easiest to mix the meat with your hands or using a stand mixer with paddle attachement.
  3. Divide beef mixture into 6 equal portions and form round patties (Each one was 5 1/2" in diameter and weighed 5 1/2 oz). Push your fingers around the middle of your patty to create a slight well in the center. This is important for an even surface since burgers puff up as they cook.
  4. For medium well burgers, grill 6 min on each side with the grill closed (we rotate them 45˚ after 3 min to create fancy grill marks). You know patties are done when you push on the top and juices run clear instead of white. Top with cheese in the last minute of grilling.

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These burgers are fresh, juicy, fluffy and delicious, and feel lighter on the gut than frozen patties. So easy and they totally taste gourmet! | natashaskitchen.com

Have you tried making burgers from scratch? There is no comparable substitute to a homemade burger. Plus it’s easier than you think!

These burgers are fresh, juicy, fluffy and delicious, and feel lighter on the gut than frozen patties. So easy and they totally taste gourmet! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • A
    March 1, 2019

    Loved this recipe, so simple and delicious. I substituted cilantro because I love the way it tastes instead of parsley. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 1, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Cheryl
    June 14, 2016

    Very good, juicy burger. I could have eaten two of them but resisted the temptation. I normally don’t care for Worcestershire but I am a new fan of it and will be sticking to this recipe.
    🍔 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 14, 2016

      Cheryl, thank you for sharing a wonderful review, looks like you have a new favorite 😀. Reply

  • Lily
    June 8, 2016

    Hi Natasha, quick question are these patties good to be frozen? we are leaving to cabins and I want to make some ahead of time and take it with us.. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 8, 2016

      Hi Lily, these are best fresh but I do think it would work, just don’t make them too thick if you’re planning to grill them from frozen patties. Also, I suggest placing wax or parchment paper between layers so they don’t stick together. I hope you have a great time! A cabin trip sounds like so much fun! Reply

  • Lana
    January 16, 2016

    Hi Natasha what would be good sides for these?? Look delicious 😀😀 Reply

  • Jennifer G
    January 8, 2016

    Not a fan of burgers but decided to give this a try and I’m so glad I did it was absolutely amazing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 8, 2016

      I’m so glad you loved them! Thanks for the awesome review! 🙂 Reply

  • Irina
    September 23, 2015

    Do you think you could add to the recipe how to make these on a skillet for those of us who don’t own a grill? Would really appreciate it. Thanks. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 24, 2015

      It’s going to be about the same cook time over medium high heat (turn the heat down if they brown too quickly). Cook until desired doneness (4-5 min per side) Also make sure you put them on a very hot skillet to sear in the juices. I think it would work best in a cast iron pan. Reply

  • alina y
    September 16, 2015

    These are the best burgers we have made at home and we made hem from organic meat so you cant beat the benefits of making your own. They are so juicy and fluffy and flavorful i gobbled mine up and my husband had two. So good I cant stop raving about them. Thank you sooo much for this new family tradition Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 16, 2015

      That is fantastic!! I’m so happy you loved them 🙂 Reply

  • September 9, 2015

    Now that’s a manly burger :). Looks great! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 9, 2015

      My husband agrees :). Thanks! Reply

  • August 28, 2015

    Your photos are stunning, but even better are your clear recipes! I have to make this recipe. I just have no choice. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 28, 2015

      Thank you Caroline for such a sweet comment, its very much appreciated :). Reply

  • August 27, 2015

    Wow, organic beef. I’m impressed, Natasha!:) Good for you for investing into better ingredients and your health!:)
    When my 2nd one was a baby I had the same situation in my garden – only parsley that grows back every year. I had 0 flowers. I simply had no time to water anything. I do much better now. So, there is hope for you. LOL Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 27, 2015

      Ha ha yeah that’s pretty much my situation right there! 🙂 Reply

  • Ruslana
    August 26, 2015

    Do you think I could bake the meat ? I don’t have a grill currently but really want to try these they look delicious 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 26, 2015

      I’d probably sear it on a skillet and sauté it rather than baking it. I think baking would dry out the patties. Reply

  • August 26, 2015

    These burgers look amazing Natasha! They look so juicy and flavorful! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 26, 2015

      Thank you Shelby :). To be honest I crave them all over again every time I look at pictures. Reply

  • Luda
    August 26, 2015

    Your comment about parsley made me laugh. You described my own garden box lol Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 26, 2015

      Yes! I’m not alone! haha. 😉 Reply

  • I never made burger from scratch, but you convincing me to by just looking at your delicious made from scratch burger. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 26, 2015

      Valya, it tastes as good as it looks :), give it a try. Reply

  • August 25, 2015

    Beautiful. Love that you flavor the patties. Most people don’t and that always baffled me.
    These look delicious! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 25, 2015

      Coco, I agree, its such an easy add-in and totally enhances the flavor :). Reply

  • August 25, 2015

    I totally know what you mean about those frozen patties ~ they are so gross! My in-laws always buy them so I eat them and smile but fresh, organic meat is so much better. I love the parsley here, I’ve never added parsley before to a burger. But then again, I’ve never tried swiss cheese and I’m eager to try both. Thanks. Ready to finish up summer strong with the burgers =) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 25, 2015

      Laura, I think you’ll like parsley. It adds freshness and depth of flavor to these burgers. My husband worked at Chilis before and said that they used swiss cheese in their burgers. Reply

  • Linda K
    August 25, 2015

    This looks delicious. I want to take a bite out of that top picture! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 25, 2015

      Thank you Linda! 🙂 Reply

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