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Basic burger

How to make your basic burger?

So how do you make your own basic burger? In this post I share my sons first attempt on making themself a delicious burger! Hope you enjoy it as much as they did!
Course Main, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef, bun, burger, grilling, patty, runds hamburger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 burgers


  • 4 buns
  • mayonaise
  • 4 beef burgers
  • Your favorite sauce
  • 1 to mato
  • 2 pieces of little gem or ruccola salad
  • Extra toppings at taste
  • Cheddar cheese optional


  1. Put your beef patty in the fridge for at least 1 hour. This will make the patty firmer to handle.
  2. Meanwhile prepare your BBQ for a direct session at medium heat (+- 200°C)
  3. Grill the burger until you get a core temperature from 54°C (for fresh burgers) or 70°C (for burgers from a package). Flip it once it comes easily from the grid! Don't tear it apart when it's still sticking. Just have patience. When using a core thermometer you can flip it every once a while for equal baking. If you don't use a thermometer, wait to flip the burger until 2/3th of the burger is done. Flip it and let it cook for another 5 minutes. After flipping you can add the cheese. Test if the burger is done before serving!.
  4. Slice the buns in halves and baste with a thin layer of mayonaise or oil. Grill the bun sides until they have a nice golden brown crust.
  5. Put the ruccola or little gem salad on top of the lower bun and put the burger patty on top of the salad (this will help the bun from getting soggy). Add 1 tbsp of the burger patty.
  6. Put the toppings (tomato, fried onions, bacon, ... like you wish) on top of the sauce and finish with another leaf of salad.

Cover the burger with the second bun part and serve! Have a nice meal!