Giant Burgers

Ingredients :

  • For the Patties:
    • 2 lbs (about 900g) ground beef (preferably 80% lean)
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • Optional seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika
  • For Assembling the Burgers:
    • Large burger buns (sesame seed buns work well)
    • Sliced cheese (cheddar, American, or your favorite)
    • Lettuce leaves
    • Sliced tomatoes
    • Sliced red onion
    • Pickles
    • Ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, or your preferred burger sauces

Préparations :

  1. Prepare the Patties:
    • Divide the ground beef into equal portions, about 1/2 lb (225g) each for large patties.
    • Gently shape each portion into a round patty, about 1-inch thick and slightly larger than the diameter of your burger buns.
    • Season both sides of each patty generously with salt, pepper, and any optional seasonings you prefer.
  2. Cooking the Patties:
    • Heat a grill or large skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Cook the patties for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) for medium doneness.
    • If using a skillet, you may need to cook in batches depending on the size of your pan.
    • During the last minute of cooking, add a slice of cheese to each patty and let it melt.
  3. Assemble the Burgers:
    • Toast the burger buns lightly on the grill or in a toaster oven.
    • Place a lettuce leaf on the bottom half of each bun.
    • Top with a hot, cheesy patty.
    • Add sliced tomatoes, red onion, pickles, and any other desired toppings.
    • Spread ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, or other sauces on the top half of the bun.
    • Carefully place the top bun over the assembled ingredients.
    • Serve and Enjoy:
      • Serve the giant burgers immediately while they’re hot and juicy.
      • Consider serving with a side of crispy fries, onion rings, or a fresh salad.
    • Tips for Perfect Giant Burgers:
    • Patty Size: Make sure your patties are slightly larger than the diameter of your burger buns to ensure they cover the bun when cooked.
    • Cooking Temperature: Use a meat thermometer to ensure the patties reach an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) for safe consumption.
    • Customize Toppings: Feel free to customize your giant burgers with additional toppings like bacon, avocado slices, jalapeños, or sautéed mushrooms for added flavor and texture.
    • Burger Bun Options: Choose sturdy burger buns that can hold the weight of the giant patties and all the toppings without falling apart.
    • Grilling vs. Skillet: Both methods work well; grilling adds a smoky flavor, while skillet cooking allows for control over the patty’s cooking temperature.


  • Stuffed Burgers: Consider stuffing the patties with cheese or other fillings for a surprise burst of flavor when bitten into.
  • Spicy Burgers: Add jalapeños, pepper jack cheese, and spicy mayo for a kick of heat.
  • Vegetarian Option: Substitute the beef patties with large portobello mushrooms or veggie patties for a vegetarian version.

Enjoy crafting these delicious giant burgers at home, perfect for satisfying your burger cravings in a big way!


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