Here is my classic BLT burger: homemade beef patties in a crunchy toasted bun with crispy baked bacon, fresh tomatoes and lettuce…
Burgers, I love them!
Oh well who doesn’t?
I am fond of homemade ones, like this classic bacon, lettuce and tomato burger for instance. And what I love the most about them is: I can make my own burger patties because I can choose the ingredients that go into it.
And their thickness by the way!
No flat or thin burgers for me, like you get them in fast food chains. But thick and large patties. You know, it is just like making a huge meatball and then just flatten it a little so it cooks nicely.
The buns for this BLT burger are also important.
I am not a huge fan of those traditional sweet and soft buns that are served in fastfood chains. Gosh, look at the variety of great looking bread rolls then that your baker shop sells!
Way better for my BLT burger I would say.
There is yet another advantage to making your own burgers at home, apart from choosing the ingredients of your patties.
You can also cook your burgers the way you like them best!
So you do you prefer your burger?
I like mine thick and medium rare.
Easy Homemade BLT Burger
Can you pimp this burger?
I sometimes like to sprinkle the beef burgers with a little grated Emmental cheese and grill them under a hot grill for a couple of minutes more until the cheese has melted. And I even add blue cheese to it from time time if I have some in my fridge!
Do you love this one?
Easy Homemade BLT Burger Recipe
Here's my classic BLT burger: homemade beef patties in a crunchy toasted bun with crispy baked bacon, fresh tomatoes and lettuce...
- 1 lb ground beef (450 g)
- 1 tbsp garlic paste
- 2 tbsp breadcrumbs or panko
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated
- 8 slices salted bacon
- 1 large fresh tomato sliced
- 4 pickled gherkins sliced
- 4 leaves romaine lettuce rinsed
- 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 4 hamburger buns
Add the beef mince, garlic paste, a pinch of salt and a generous sprinkle of roughly ground black pepper to a large mixing bowl.
Knead the mince with your hands. Then add the grated parmesan cheese and the (panko) breadcrumbs.
Knead well again. Taste the mince and add extra pepper or salt to taste. Then divide the meat mince into 4 even portion and make thin patties. Place a piece of cling film on top of them and put them in the fridge for 30 minutes until chilled.
Then place the burgers on a clean oven tray.
Grill the burgers under a preheated grill for a couple of minutes until brown and golden. You can also bake them in a non-stick pan in a little olive oil if you prefer. Then let the cooked burgers drain on some kitchen paper after that.
Slice the bread buns in half and grill them (cut side up) for 3 minutes until a little crisp and golden.
Bake or grill the bacon for a couple of minutes until crisp.
Spread the grilled buns with tomato ketchup and mayonnaise. Then place a beef patty on top and start building your own BLT burger using the sliced tomato, gherkins, crispy bacon and lettuce. Add extra pepper, salt, mayo or ketchup to taste. Serve immediately.