Filipino Beef Burger Recipe

August 20, 2011
(Last Updated On: November 5, 2014)

How to cook Pinoy Style Beef Burger

Everyday we are bombarded with adverts from TV, billboards, radio and even on the Internet about how good the commercial burgers are, but the real homemade beef burger is still the best.

PinoyRecipe will share to you a  healthy and yet yummy Filipino Style Beef Burger.  We suggest that you choose lean-ground beef to avoid the fatty parts of the beef,  make sure to get a finely ground meat to avoid crumbling during cooking.

This Pinoy Style Beef Burger has a bit of water to the mixture to ensure that the patties stay deliciously moist as they cook to well done.  This juicy Filipino Beef Burger Recipe hold a melted mozzarella and cheddar cheese surprise for each satisfying mouthful.  Serve with lettuce, tomato slices and onion rings or your favorite toppings like crunchy bacon.


filipino beef burger recipe

Filipino Burger Ingredients:

Beef Patty Recipe:

  • 1 lb (454 g) lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) water
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 2 tbs olive oil

Burger Sandwich:
  • 4 hamburger buns, halved
  • 1 large onion, sliced into rings
  • 4 Iceberg lettuce leaves
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1 small sized cucumber
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese ( optional )
  • Healthy Mayonnaise

Filipino Burger Cooking Instructions:

pinoy style beef burger recipe

  • Prepare all your ingredients before you begin.  In bowl, beat egg and water with fork; mix in bread crumbs, onion, mustard, salt, Worcestershire and pepper.
  • Mix with your hands until evenly combined. Shape into four 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick patties.
  • Place the patties onto a tray lined with- greaseproof paper. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to rest.
  •  Chilling the patties will help them hold together when cooked. This also allows the flavours in the patties to blend and develop. If you chill the patties for any longer, increase the cooking time slightly.
  • ( For Make-ahead Beef Patties : Cover and refrigerate for up to 6 hours. Or layer between waxed paper in airtight container and freeze for up to 1 month; thaw in refrigerator.)
  • Heat half the olive oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat and cook half the patties for about 4 minutes on each side or until browned and cooked through.
  • Transfer the patties to a plate, set aside and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining oil and patties.
  • Meanwhile, preheat grill on high. Place the hamburger buns, cut-side up, under the preheated grill and toast for 1 minute or until golden. Leave the grill on.

To serve:

  • Top the bottom halves of the toasted hamburger buns with the patties and then the cheese slices. Return the bottom bun halves under the grill for 1 minute or until the cheese is just melted.
  • Top each with the sliced tomato, tomato sauce and shredded lettuce, tomato, cucumber and onion rings, sprinkle with salt and pepper and then cover with the hamburger bun tops.

Ready to serve Filipino Beef Burger Recipe

pinoy style beef burger


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    Sherry Compton

    April 21, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Great flavors, and I will have to try your technique of chilling first. I hadn’t heard of grease-proof paper, but it sounds really useful.

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    Chef Mikey

    April 27, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Interesting recipe! Interesting technique as well of using grease-proof paper while putting the patties in the fridge. I always have problems with making the patties firm enough. I guess there is no other way but putting them in the fridge over night. Good post!

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    April 4, 2012 at 3:33 am

    YUMMY! Thanks for the recipe! :3

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