Get your buns out for National Hamburger Day with these delicious homemade recipes.

What a time to be alive… National Hamburger Day is a real thing and we are all over it. Whether you’re off out for burgers or trying one of these delicious homemade options, make sure you get your daily dose or burger-y goodness.

Got beef?

This traditional beef burger recipe from Tesco Food will go down a treat – we promise!

Image: Tesco Food


  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 x 500g pack British Beef Steak Mince 15% fat
  • 1 tsp mixed dried herbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 slices mature Cheddar (optional)
  • 4 white rolls
  • few round lettuce leaves, torn
  • 1 beef tomato, sliced
  • ketchup, to serve (optional)


1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until softened and starting to turn golden. Set aside.

2. In a bowl, combine the beef mince with the herbs and the egg. Season, add the onions and mix well. Using your hands, shape into 4 patties.

3. Cook the burgers on a preheated barbecue or griddle for 5-6 minutes on each side. While the second side is cooking, lay a slice of cheese on top to melt slightly (if using).

4. Meanwhile, lightly toast the cut-sides of the buns on the barbecue. Fill with the lettuce, burgers and tomato slices. Serve with ketchup, if you like.

Prefer chicken?

If you fancy mixing it up a bit and making chicken burgers… cluck away with this recipe from Delish.

Image: Delish


  • 1 1/2 lb. 
  • ground chicken
  • 3/4 tsp. 
  • smoked paprika
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 green onions, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 slices cheddar
  • 4 leaves butterhead lettuce
  • 2 tbsp. coleslaw
  • avocado, thinly sliced
  • jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 
  • small red onion, thinly sliced
  • Brioche burger buns, split and lightly toasted


  1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, paprika, garlic, and green onions, and season with salt and pepper. Divide mixture into 4 patties. 
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add burger patties and cook, flipping once, until golden and a thermometer inserted into the center registers 165°, 8 to 10 minutes. Add cheddar on top, cover, and cook until just melted, 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer patties to a plate. 
  3. Stack lettuce, coleslaw, chicken burger, avocado, red onion, jalapeño, and more coleslaw on top of bottom buns. Close sandwich with top bun.

Meat free option

Try this beetroot burger from Olive Magazine for a veggie option!

Image: Olive Magazine


  • onion 1, chopped 
  • cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • spray olive oil
  • raw beetroot 500g, peeled and grated
  • chickpeas 400g tin, rinsed and drained well
  • egg 1, beaten
  • sesame seeds 2 tbsp
  • feta 50g, crumbled
  • dill, parsley or mint chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • fat-free yogurt 100ml
  • frilly lettuce to serve
  • small burger buns to serve 
  • finely sliced red onion to serve


  1. Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Fry the onion and cumin seeds in a spray of olive oil for 5 minutes, until soft. Tip into a blender with the beetroot, chickpeas, egg and half the sesame seeds. Blend until combined and season well. Shape into about 8 patties. Put onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. (The mix will be a little wetter than expected, but this is what you want.) Scatter over the remaining sesame seeds. Bake for 30-40 minutes until firm, and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Mash the feta with the herbs and yogurt to make a smooth-ish sauce and season.
  2. Serve the burgers with the feta sauce and salad, or load into toasted burger buns with with red onion.

We’ll take one of each, thanks! Don’t they look yummy? Happy National Hamburger Day!

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