Homemade Burger in a Pan (Patties made from scratch)

how to make Homemade Burger in a Pan (Patties made from scratch)
Homemade Burger in a Pan (Patties made from scratch)

Homemade Burgers are just the THING…oh yes..they are. They are so easy to make and even better when you can make them on a frying pan, without grills and ovens, just your normal everyday frying pan.

I love homemade burgers because they are free of preservatives and other not-so-healthy stuff you get in store-bought Burgers.

The basic ingredient for Homemade burgers is the Meat. This meat could be Beef, Chicken, Pork, Lamb or Turkey meat.But whatever meat you choose, make sure that it has some fat in it, not too much, just 85% meat and 15% fat.

So enough of the talk..let’s get cooking.Here’s a video recipe on How to Make Homemade Burger in a Pan (Patties made from scratch)

Ingredients for Homemade Burger
For the burger patties
* 200 minced meat(beef, pork, lamb,chicken,turkey)
* 1 teaspoon garlic powder/onion powder
* 1 tablespoon thyme/parsley or any other herb
*  1 tablespoon ground black pepper
* 1 tablespoon soy sauce(optional)
* 1 tablespoon Maggi liquid seasoning(optional)
* 1 Stock cube
* 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
For dressing the Burger
* 4 burger breads(cut into halves)
* 4 large Lettuce leaves
* 2 large tomatoes (cut into rounds/circles)
* 1 medium sizes onion bulb(cut into rounds/circles)
* Mayonnaise or any other cream of choice
* Ketchup (if you desire)
*Mustard (if you desire)

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Preparation for Homemade Burger in a Pan
*Clean and cut the lettuce, tomatoes and onions

*  Mince/grind the meat with a blender, if you have not done that already.

Homemade Burger in a Pan (Patties made from scratch), nigerian food tv

*  Place the meat in a bowl and add the garlic powder, stock cubes, sauces, black pepper and salt.Mix thoroughly.First with a spoon and then with your hands;this helps to get all the ingredients into the meat.

* Now, take some of the meat, form a ball with your hands and flatten it. If you want a thicker burger/patty, form a bigger ball, but don’t make it too flat.

*Using a circular cutter, cut out the meat;make sure that the cutter is a bit wider than the bread you’ll be using for your burger, because the meat will shrink a bit when placed on heat.

*Now place the circular shaped burger patties on a flat surface and with the back of a spoon, make a slight depression in the center of the meat.This helps to keep the burger patty in shape when placed on heat.

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Homemade Burger in a Pan (Patties made from scratch), nigerian food tv

*Place a dry pan on heat and toast the inner surface on the burger bread(just to dry it a bit to enable easy spreading of the creams).

*Take of the bread and grease the pan; you can add a little more oil to the pan, if you desire.

*Heat up the pan until its very hot and then place the burger patty on it.

*Leave the meat to cook on one side for 3 to 5 minutes before flipping over; don’t make the mistake of pressing down on the meat, this will suck out all the ”juiciness” from the meat.
As the meat cooks, you can rub any of your favorite sauces on it, but this is optional.
After cooking both sides of the meat, transfer to a plate and assemble the burgers

*Spread some mayonnaise on the bread, place the lettuce, tomatoes, onions, burger meat (patty) and  cover with the other bread.
You can top up the burger with ketchup, mustard or any of your favorite creams
Serve and Enjoy with fried Potato chips.

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*Click to see our chicken burger recipe here*

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* Nigerian Chin Chin recipe* Nigerian Chicken Pie* Nigerian Sausage Rolls* Nigerian Egg Roll* Nigerian Scotch Eggs* Nigerian Fish Rolls* Nigerian Fish Pie Recipe* Nigerian Meat Pie* Nigerian Buns* Nigerian Puff puff* Nigerian Plantain Mosa
Nigerian Samosa recipe
* Crunchy Plantain Chips

* Nigerian Spring Rolls
* Nigerian Donuts (Nigerian Doughnuts)
* Nigerian Akara
* Kokoro : Crunchy Nigerian Snack

* Homemade Burger in a Pan (Patties made from scratch)
* Nigerian Plantain Mosa
* Fried Plantains

by Nky Lily Lete


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  1. Dee Dee
    November 20, 2020 / 2:29 pm

    My go to site for Nigerian version of any food. Doing great??

  2. obetta blessing
    May 15, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    Please ma I love your work, can i cook the meat

  3. Emily Osobase
    April 28, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    ma'am nikky I doff my hat. your site always does the job as expected. more grace ma.

  4. princess
    September 8, 2015 / 4:18 pm

    Hello pls can corned beef be used? Love ur site really helpful when I want to make some soups especially tnx alot

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 9, 2015 / 10:23 am

      No dearie , it can't be used, because of the taste and high salt content.Love ya 2 🙂

  5. princess
    September 8, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    Hello please can corned beef be used? Love ur site truly helpful especially when I want to prep eforiro or edikaikong soup.love u loads

  6. Anonymous
    May 14, 2015 / 7:57 pm

    Tanks so much really gain alot frm dis can we use dsame process for chk patties too

  7. Anonymous
    May 14, 2015 / 7:54 pm

    Tanks so much plz ma wat abt chk patties i really wantu learn to make dat too

  8. mrs Bello
    February 25, 2015 / 8:03 am

    All I can say is wow. I've been to other food site but yours stand out. I've learnt a lot from you. Thanks a lot you're the best.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 25, 2015 / 9:54 am

      You're welcome dearie 🙂

  9. ella nonso
    January 13, 2015 / 8:40 pm

    OK, thanks. I will give you a feedback when i try it. Your site is a lifesaver, thank you very much.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 23, 2015 / 12:13 pm

      You're always welcome Ella 🙂

  10. ella nonso
    December 19, 2014 / 2:08 am

    Wow, this is so lovely. Please i want to know how i can grind the meat with a normal blender, what steps do i take? And can i also blend the meat this same way for meatpie purposes? Thanks so much, your recipes have really helped me.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 19, 2014 / 4:05 pm

      Hi Ella, Cut the meat into tiny pieces and grind in small batches ,and yes you can use the same method for meat used for meatpie.

  11. Chinenye Ezeakile
    September 30, 2014 / 12:04 am

    This recipe is simply great! My husband ate it and he said it was better than those sold commercially. I kinda twisted the meat process though. I didn't trust my blender to grind the meat well so I came up with my own idea…A grater! Lol. I washed the meat, cut them into chunks, placed them on a tray and stored in the freezer. When they became hard, I brought them out and grated them with the medium holes…It was perfect. It took time though but I wasn't in a hurry…lol. It was worth it. Thanks again for the recipe ma'am, may God bless u!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 1, 2014 / 3:07 pm

      Hi sweetie, you sure did a great job.I also admire your patience , wow, grating the meat would be really time taking, but surely worth the effort.I'm so glad you both enjoyed it.Thanks for your lovely comment, and hope to hear more of your cooking adventures :), bless you too dearie.

  12. Anonymous
    July 26, 2014 / 5:42 am

    Wow! You are great. Keep up the good work.. How do i make the burger bread pls

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 5, 2014 / 5:02 pm

      Thanks dear, recipe for burger bread coming soon 🙂

  13. Anonymous
    June 23, 2014 / 7:58 am

    Really I wish I can get a burger bread. And also I wanna know if a blender can grind d meat. You have really been of help to me. I love cooking and cooking almost everything keeps my husband at home. Thank you.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 27, 2014 / 11:03 am

      Yes dear, a blender can grind the meat and you can also make use of agege bread.

  14. Anonymous
    June 16, 2014 / 6:30 am

    Tanx for this recipe God a bless you!just want ask I can use blender to grind d meat…thanks

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 27, 2014 / 11:01 am

      Yes you can dearie 🙂

  15. Anonymous
    May 21, 2014 / 11:58 pm

    Wow, now i can make my own burger, you are awesome, no more mr biggs and mcdonald for me oo .

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 23, 2014 / 2:56 pm

      I'm so glad to be of help dearie 🙂

  16. Catherine Nkeiruka
    December 11, 2013 / 8:36 am

    How do I make d burger bread or can I use any round bread or just make a dough? Hope I'm not asking to many questions?lol… I just love to cook, and u ar my online coach. Thanks and remain blessed.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 12, 2013 / 6:14 am

      Too much questions?No way dear.. please feel free to ask all the question you like, I'm at your service and like your love for cooking.You inspire me too dear. As for the burger bread, i'll be uploading a recipe soon but meanwhile, make use of any round bread you have…keep on updating me on your progress and you are welcome to share your food pics on our facebook page 🙂

  17. Anonymous
    December 4, 2013 / 8:54 am

    This site is whoa, in the Nigerian style you are simply too much…

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 4, 2013 / 3:13 pm

      Thanks dear 🙂