Best Homemade Delicious and Healthy Burger on the Hob

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We decided to cook today a delicious burger. Yes, we know that we are trying to eat as healthy as possible, but let be honest. We all have moments when we want to eat something a little fatter. Let’s find the golden middle and to make a delicious burger that our taste buds will get in love with, and our body will not be offended by what we are eating.

As long as we don’t eat burgers daily, there’s nothing wrong with them.

So, for that recipe, we will use beef meat that we will spice with salt, pepper, and mustard. Because it’s fat-free meat, we will add a little olive oil to make the meat juicier.

Burger with bacon on a table with fried potatoes

What burger buns to use?

Shortly: Use your favorites. If you will buy them from the super-markets, pay attention to the ingredients. Try to find the healthier ones that you can find. We decided to go a little further and to cook our own burger buns to be sure that it doesn’t contain any unhealthy additions. If you want to go after our hand, take a look at this recipe on how to make your own homemade burger buns. You will not regret it.

After you will try this easy recipe of burger buns, you will not use anymore any after-market buns.

Promise.

Mayonnaise and other unhealthy sauces, of course, we give up, and we will replace them with something healthier. As we make the burger at home on the hob, but not on the grill, we used some fine slices of bacon to obtain a taste of smoked meat. If you make the burgers on the grill, you can ignore the bacon and obtain a more fat-free recipe.

The secret of this delicious homemade burger is in using caramelized onion. If you don’t know how to prepare for it, we have already a recipe on our blog for the Caramelized onions which will give to our burgers a special taste.

By using the caramelized onions, we will obtain a sweet taste, slightly sour and a plus of succulence. And the best part here, that is doesn’t contain as many calories as cheeses (which I adore) but in combination with meat, I will prefer using vegetables instead of dairy products.

Let’s start the cooking process.

Homemade burger with homemade burger buns with fried potatoes and cucumbers.

What Ingredients will you need for a delicious homemade burger?

  • Ground Beef.
  • Salt and Pepper.
  • Extra virgin olive oil.
  • Bacon.
  • Ketchup.
  • Caramelized Onions.

How to cook a delicious homemade burger

  1. First of all, we will need to marinate our ground meat by adding mustard, salt, pepper and olive oil. Ground beef meat with salt, pepper and mustard.
  2. Leave the meat at the room temperature to marinate for at least 30 minutes. The meat needs to reach the temperature of the room. If we will put the cold meat into the pan, will lose too much juice and the meat will become dry. This step requires some patience. When the meat will reach the right temperature, we can go to the next step. Mixed ground beef meat with salt, pepper and mustard.
  3. Use a non-stick pan without any oil and put the slices of the bacon on a cold pan at low heat. By doing that, we will remove from the bacon all the excessive fat that we don’t need. Fried slices of bacon on a pan. Let them cook over low heat until the bacon will become browned and crunchy.Grilled bacon on a pan for burgers.
  4. When the bacon is done, move it to the plate with towels to absorb a part of the fats. It’s important to not to clean the pan where you fried the bacon. We will need this pan for the later.Fried bacon on paper towels.
  5. Let’s return to the meat. Take the meat and divide it into 4 parts. From 1.1 pounds (500g) of ground meat, we will obtain 4 medium burgers. It’s important to make the burgers a little bigger than our burger buns because when we will cook them, they will shrink considerably. Burger from fresh beef meat on a baking paper.
  6. A little secret for those who are making the burger at home on the hub, and want to give to the meat a grilled taste: Fry the meat into the pan where we fried the bacon earlier. Take again this pan and remove from it the excess of fats but don’t clean at all the pan. Now put our burgers in this pan and cook them at low heat. By doing this, our meat will obtain a grilled taste.Cooking a burger on a pan.
  7. After we browned the burgers on both sides for 3 minutes, we put them on a plate and let them rest for a while. Quick note: Keep in mind that if you will leave the meat alone for too long, all the juice from the meat will go and it will become dry. Succulent fried burger beef meat on a plate.
  8. In the meantime, if you baked the burger buns at home, cut them in half, and move to the assembly. Cutting the burger buns into a half on a cutting board.
  9. On the bottom part, put the meat: Burger buns with a slice of beef meat.Then over the meat put the caramelized onions:Burger buns with meat and caramelized onions. Then 3 slices of bacon: Grilled slices of bacon on a burger with caramelized onions.
  10. Take the top of the burger bun, grease it with ketchup and cover with it our burger. Additionally, you can add cheese, pickled cucumbers and your favorite souces.Homemade burger with bacon, beef meat and ketchup.
  11. Big appetite! Homemade burger with fried potatoes and cucumbers.

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How to Make a Delicious and Healthy Burger at Home

  • Author: Go Cook Yummy
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Category: Fast Food
  • Cuisine: American

Description

We decided to cook today a delicious burger. Yes, we know that we are trying to eat as healthy as possible, but let be honest. We all have moments when we want to afford something a little fatter. Let’s find the golden middle and to make a delicious burger.


Ingredients

  • 1.1 pounds (500g) of ground beef.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 slices of bacon
  • Ketchup
  • Caramelized onions

Instructions

  1. Marinate the meat by adding mustard, salt, pepper and olive oil to it.
  2. Leave the meat at room temperature to marinate for at least one hour. It is important for the meat to reach the temperature of the room. If we will put it cold on the pan will lose too much juice and become dry. This step requires some patience. When the meat will have the right temperature, we can go to the next step.
  3. Take the slices of the bacon and put them on a cold pan. Let them cook over low heat. By doing that, we will remove  from the bacon all the fat that we don’t need.
  4. Prepare a plate and cover it with the paper towels. When the bacon will be done, take it from the pan and put it on the plate to absorb a part of the oil and fat.
  5. Let’s return to the meat. Take the meat and divide it into 4 parts. From 1.1 pounds (500g) or ground meat, we will obtain 4 medium burgers. It’s important to make the burgers a little bigger than our burger buns, because when we will cook them, they will shrink considerably.
  6. Return back to the pan where you fried the bacon. If we have too much fat in the pan, remove the excess from it. Now put our burgers in this pan and fry them.
  7. After we browned the burgers on both sides for 3 minutes, we put them on a plate and let them rest for a while.
  8. In the meantime, cut the burger buns in the middle, grease the top with ketchup, and move to the assembly.
  9. On the bottom part, put the meat, then over it put the caramelized onions. Then 3 slices of bacon and cover everything with the top part of the burger bans which is already greased with ketchup.
  10. Big appetite!

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