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Gordon Ramsey Hamburger Recipe

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Courtesy of Wiki Commons - Edited by Carl Dunn - Free to distribute

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Everyone loves a good juicy tasty burger but not all recipes are the same. The Gordon Ramsey hamburger recipe is a favorite in our household. It will transform ordinary ground beef into some of the best tasting hamburgers you have ever eaten. They are easy to prepare and with a few simple tips, you will soon become a master burger maker.

"This burger beats the hell out of a Big Mac"

Chef Ramsey Burger Recipe

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

10 min

15 min

Makes 4 Burgers

The Fixings

  • 4 Hamburger buns
  • 1 Tomato (sliced)
  • Lettuce
  • Dill pickle (optional)
  • Slice of cheese (optional)

Simple Ingredients

  • 1 lbs Ground Beef
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup Onions, (minced)
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Cumin or Cayenne Pepper
Photo by Carl Dunn  - © 2013

Photo by Carl Dunn - © 2013


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Make sure all the ingredients are mixed evenly. Form thick patties on a baking sheet. Place baking sheet in freezer for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove sheet from freezer. Cook burgers on medium heat. Approximately 3-5 minutes per side.
  3. Toast or grill the hamburger buns. Serve burger with lettuce and tomato slice. Pickle on the side.

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Ingredient Notes

  • Buy the leanest ground beef as possible. 80/20 Ground Round is good. We recommend 90/10 Ground Sirloin. Ground sirloin has less fat, more protein. It is healthier and tastes better.
  • Worcestershire sauce is key in the Gordon Ramsey hamburger recipe. It adds a special taste to the burger. Never skip this ingredient.
  • Hot sauce adds zing or kick. Some people prefer a less spicy burger. This ingredient is optional.
  • Finely chop the onion. In cooking terms, this is referred to as minced. Minced onions mix more evenly in the burger mixture.
  • Ketchup may seem to be an ordinary ingredient for a world class chef like Gordon Ramsey. Trust us, ketchup makes this recipe taste better.
  • Take it easy with salt and pepper as well as other spices. Many burger recipes suggest using a wide variety of spices. Take a lesson from Chef Ramsey’s recipe and avoid over-spicing this burger.
  • Cheese is a common addition to many burger recipes. Try this recipe without cheese. The idea is to celebrate the taste of burger, not hide or mask it with cheese and other toppings.

Preparation Notes

  • We cannot stress enough the importance of mixing the ingredients thoroughly and evenly.
  • Making thick patties is also important. We cannot explain it but thick patties cook better and taste better.
  • The trick of freezing the patties for ten minutes really works. It helps the burgers cook better and not fall apart on the grill or in the pan.
  • Avoid cooking these burgers on high heat. Because of the thicker patties, these burgers require a longer cooking time. Lower the cooking heat and allow them to cook more naturally.
  • Grilling or toasting the bun is a nice touch. It makes the burger look better. Remember, we “eat with our eyes” and a plate that looks delicious will in turn taste delicious.

Gordon Ramsey Hamburger Recipe Final Results

Photo by Carl Dunn - © 2013

Photo by Carl Dunn - © 2013

Making it Taste Better

We often offer suggestions to our readers on optional ingredients to make recipes taste better and give recipes a personal touch. But in the case of the Gordon Ramsey Hamburger recipe, we believe you should try it “as-is”. See below for links to other Celebrity Chef burger recipes.

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Avoid Common Burger Mistakes

  • My Burger Falls Apart in the Pan
    I hear this all the time. The best trick is to freeze the patties for 20-30 minutes before cooking. A good burger press utensil is also handy.
  • I Want a Stuffed Burger
    Stuffed Burgers are over-rated. "Stuffing" your meat mixture often leads to burger breakage in the pan. A great burger is about the flavor of the meat, not all the stuffings.

© 2013 Robert Loescher

Add A Tasty Comment

Robert Loescher (author) from Michigan on September 29, 2014:

No I do not. I tend to find "everyday" versions of recipes. Sure, I could go find Smoked Paprika at Whole Foods or Trader Joes, but I will not find it at many of the common grocery stores. So I stick with more commonly available ingredients. I am sure the smoked paprika adds a unique flavor but I still get rave reviews from my guests every time I make Ramsay hamburgers.

Felipe on September 28, 2014:

Gordon uses smoked paprika, do you use it on your recipe?

Robert Loescher (author) from Michigan on May 26, 2014:

Very perceptive Randall. I was not trying to fool anyone but sometimes I have to use what is in my fridge for photos. As far as the Worcestershire sauce goes, I use Lea & Perrins "almost" exclusively. And I only use the Original recipe. All the other Lea & Perrins flavors contain High Fructose Corn Syrup. Now let me address the Onions/Scallions situation. I have a digestive issue with normal onions. The only onion my stomach can tolerate is scallions. Weird, eh? So when any recipe calls for "onions", I substitute scallions.

So you are right...the photo of the ingredients is wrong. But the results were fabulous.

Randall Marquis on May 25, 2014:

The only problem I see is the photo of the ingredients! I highly doubt that Ramsey would use anything but Lea & Perrins Worchestershire sauce. And I am very sure he would not confuse onions for the scallions you show in the picture, yes?

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