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Impress your guests (and yourself!) with this easy Worcestershire Sauce Burger Recipe! Loaded with Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, onion, and seasonings, this hearty burger is perfect any time. Cook them 4 ways: on the grill, stovetop, air fryer, or baked to perfection in the oven. These are the BEST burgers!

Worcestershire sauce burger on a grey plate with curly fries.

❤️ Why you will love this recipe

Quick: These burgers are ready in less than 20 minutes. They’re so fast!

  • Easy recipe: If this is your first time making burgers, fear not! This basic burger recipe is a breeze. All you have to do is mix the ingredients together, shape the patties, and cook them! 
  • Tasty: This simple recipe tastes absolutely delicious! The Worcestershire sauce really elevates the flavors to a whole new level.
  • Healthy: Skip the fast food and my your own burgers at home! This is a much healthier option as you can control exactly what goes into your burger mixture, and skip extra oil. You can even bake them in the oven, grill, or air fryer to reduce excess fat.
  • Grill, oven, air fryer, or stovetop: I’ve also included 4 easy ways to cook Worcestershire sauce burgers so sun, rain, or snow, you can enjoy this amazing hamburger recipe.
  • Great for many diets: Burgers can be served with regular buns or gluten-free buns for a gluten-free option, or try them over salad to make a burger bowl. This option is great for keto and low-carb diets! If you’re doing a whole30 or sticking to paleo, swap the Worcestershire sauce for coconut aminos. So simple!

🗝️ Key Ingredients & Substitutions

Lean ground beef: I prefer to use lean beef for this recipe. Fattier ground beef will work but may turn out quite greasy. There is no need to worry about the burgers being dry as the blended onion adds so much moisture.

Ground flaxseed: Ground flaxseeds are an excellent binder and also make the burgers taste heartier. Panko bread crumbs are a good substitute, or gluten-free breadcrumbs when needed.

Onion: Say “goodbye” to dry burgers! These flavorful burgers always turn out super juicy thanks to the blended onion. This ingredient is key! I always use red onion, however, yellow or white are also great options.

Egg: A large egg is a perfect binder for burgers. If you need to skip the egg, try making a flax egg by adding 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal to 2.5 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for 5 minutes before adding it to the other ingredients.

Ketchup: Any store-bought ketchup from the grocery store is fine, however, making your own Sugar-Free Ketchup at home couldn’t be easier! Make a batch and save some to add as a topping for this excellent burger recipe as well.

Worcestershire Sauce: This sneaky ingredient adds so much extra flavor and umami! Coconut aminos are an excellent substitute for paleo and whole30 diets.

Seasoning: Garlic powder, oregano, salt, and ground black pepper round the flavors out perfectly. You can substitute the salt for soy sauce (dark or gluten-free) for some extra umami if desired.

🥣 How to make the best homemade burgers with Worcestershire sauce

1. Preheat a pan or cast-iron skillet on the stove over medium-high heat, your air fryer to 370°F/190°C, or the oven to 425°F/220°C. If you’re grilling, preheat your grill with coal in a chimney, or turn your gas grill on.

2. Blend the onion. I used a hand blender but you could also use a regular blender or food processor.

3. Mix everything: In a large bowl mix ground beef, flaxseed (or breadcrumbs), onion, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper well together. I find that using my hands and squeezing it all together is the best way to mix it. 

Hamburger ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

4. Divide and shape: Split the ground beef burger mix into 8 equal portions and form the hamburger patties into a round shape, about 1/2 an inch thick. I used an egg ring to get a good shape but you can easily just use your hands as well. Each burger uses about 1/2 a cup of raw meat mixture which is 4 oz. You could also use a kitchen scale to weigh each burger before shaping them. 

5. Cook: When your preheated grill, air fryer, or skillet is hot, place patties in a single layer. Use a spatula to avoid burning your fingers.

Air Fryer

  1. Spray a little olive oil in the air fryer basket, add the patties, and air fry the burgers for 6 minutes.
  2. Flip the burgers over and air fry for a further 3-5 minutes, or until the meat temperature reads 155°F. I use an instant-read thermometer to check the temperature in the middle of the patty.
  3. Optional: Add a slice of cheese and air fry for 1 more minute before serving.
Overhead shot of air fryer hamburgers.

Stovetop

  1. Place the burgers in the cast-iron pan or skillet and sear one side (about 5 minutes).
  2. Flip the burgers over, turn the temperature down to medium heat, and continue to cook until; the patties reach 155°F (3-5 minutes).
  3. Optional: If adding cheese, remove the skillet from the heat, add cheese slices on top of each patty, cover the skillet with a lid, and allow it to sit for one minute. The residual heat will melt the cheese. 

Oven

  1. Place the uncooked burger patties on a rack over a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  2. Bake for 15 minutes at 425°F, or until the internal temperature reaches 155°F.
  3. Optional: Turn off the oven, add a cheese slice to each burger patty and ley the burgers sit in the oven (with the door closed) for one minute.
Cooked burgers on a wire rack over aluminum foil on a baking sheet.

Grill

  1. Place the beef patties on the preheated grill and grill for about 5 minutes on each side (for a well-done burger), or to your desired doneness.
  2. Optional: Add cheese slices if desired and cook with the lid closed for 1 minute.

Serve Worcestershire sauce burgers in buns or in a salad bowl with your favorite toppings and sauces!

Worcestershire sauce burgers on grey plates with curly fries.

🫙 Storage Instructions

Store any leftover burgers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Uncooked burgers can be stored in a separate airtight container for up to 2 days.

Reheat the burgers in the microwave, on the stove, or in the air fryer until piping hot.

Can you freeze burgers?

Yes! You can easily freeze these burgers either cooked or raw for up to 3 months. For all of my tips and tricks, check out this post: How to Freeze Hamburger Patties (Raw or Cooked).

🪄 Recipe Notes & Tips

Different ground meat: Instead of lean ground beef, feel free to use a 50/50 mix of beef and pork mince or ground turkey to make turkey burgers.

Cooking temperature: It is recommended by the FDA to cook ground beef until it reaches 160°F. This reduces the risk of foodborne illnesses and food poisoning. Of course, many enjoy a medium-rare burger, and that risk is entirely up to each individual. Here are the temperatures to aim for different levels of doneness:

  • Well-done burgers: 155-160°F (68-71°C)
  • Medium-well burgers: 150-155°F (65-68°C)
  • Medium burger patties: 140-145°F (60-63°C)
  • Medium-rare burgers: 130-135°F (54-57°C)
  • Rare burger patties: 125-130°F (51-54°C)

Like it spicy? Feel free to add 1 or 2 teaspoons of chili powder to the burger mixture. Expert tip: A little hot sauce on top at the end is delicious as well!

Worcestershire sauce burgers on grey plates with curly fries.

🍽️ What to serve with Worcestershire Sauce Burgers

Serve these beef burgers in hamburger buns or over a salad, topped with your desired toppings and sauces, and with a vegetable side dish or two. Here are a few ideas to try.

Favorite toppings

I always top my burgers with a sliced tomato, sliced raw onions or sauteed onions, bib lettuce or rocket (arugula), and pickles. For cheese, I tend to stick to either medium or sharp cheddar but also enjoy pepper jack or Swiss cheese.

Sauces

Burger sauce is easy to whip up and ideal for this delicious burger recipe. BBQ sauce adds a sweet, smoky flavor, and ketchup is also a classic option. My Garlic Mayo is always on the table when we have burgers as well. It’s the perfect addition to this juicy burger recipe! The creaminess goes hand-in-hand with my healthy homemade Ranch Dressing. For a spicy option, my spicy mayo is divine! Looking for a Mexican twist, give Taco Truck Green Sauce a go. It goes with absolutely anything!

You can also add more Worcestershire sauce on top of your Worcestershire Sauce Burger if desired.

Sides

Every good burger needs some delicious sides to make it a meal. Try my Air Fryer Frozen French Fries, Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries, or Pickled Beet Salad for a lighter option.

Worcestershire sauce burgers on grey plates with curly fries.

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Worcestershire sauce burgers on grey plates with curly fries.

Worcestershire Sauce Burger Recipe

Bethany Galloway
Impress your guests (and yourself!) with this easy Worcestershire Sauce Burger Recipe! Loaded with Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, onion, and seasonings, this hearty burger is perfect any time. Cook them 4 ways: on the grill, stovetop, air fryer, or baked to perfection in the oven. These are the BEST burgers!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8 patties
Calories 254 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 750 g 1.7-2lbs 80/20 ground beef (see note 1)
  • 34 g 1/4 cup ground flaxseed (or breadcrumbs)
  • 1/2 medium onion blended
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup see note 2
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Optional: 8 cheese slices

To serve

  • Buns or salad bowls
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced or sauteed onion
  • Pickles
  • Ketchup BBQ sauce, burger sauce, and/or mayonnaise

Instructions
 

Make the burger patties

  • Preheat a pan or cast-iron skillet on the stove over medium-high heat, your air fryer to 370°F/190°C, or the oven to 425°F/220°C. If you're grilling, preheat your grill with coal in a chimney, or turn your gas grill on.
  • Blend the onion. I used a hand blender but you could also use a regular blender or food processor.
  • In a large bowl add all of the ingredients and mix them well together. I find that using my hands and squeezing it all together is the best way to mix it.
    Hamburger ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Split the mixture into 8 and form the beef burgers. I used an egg ring to get a good shape but you can easily just use your hands as well. Each burger uses about 1/2 a cup of raw meat mixture which is 4 oz. You could also use a kitchen scale to weigh each burger before shaping them.
    Raw hamburger patties on a plate.

Air Fryer

  • Spray a little olive oil in the air fryer basket, add the patties, and air fry the burgers for 6 minutes.
  • Flip the burgers over and air fry for a further 3-5 minutes, or until the meat temperature reads 155°F/68°C. I use an instant-read thermometer to check the temperature in the middle of the patty.
  • Optional: Add a slice of cheese and air fry for 1 more minute before serving.
    Cheese slices on hamburgers in an air fryer.

Stovetop

  • Place the burgers in the cast-iron pan or skillet and sear one side (about 5 minutes).
  • Flip the burgers over, turn the temperature down to medium heat, and continue to cook until; the patties reach 155°F/68°C (3-5 minutes).
  • If adding cheese, remove the skillet from the heat, add cheese slices on top of each patty, cover the skillet with a lid, and allow it to sit for one minute. The residual heat will melt the cheese. 

Grill

  • Place the beef patties on the preheated grill and grill for about 5 minutes on each side (for a well-done burger), or to your desired doneness.
  • Add cheese slices if desired and cook with the lid on for 1 minute.

Oven

  • Place the uncooked burger patties on a rack over a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 155°F/68°C.
  • Serve Worcestershire Sauce Burgers in a bun or on a salad bowl with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Notes

  1. Ground beef: You can substitute ground beef for ground turkey, chicken, lamb, or pork. My favorite is a 50/50 mix of ground beef and pork. SO juicy!
  2. Ketchup: I made my Homemade Sugar-Free Ketchup (paleo/keto) for this recipe but store-bought will also work. You can also use BBQ sauce instead if desired.
  3. Whole30 option: For Whole30, use a Whole30-compliant ketchup or tomato paste and swap the Worcestershire sauce for coconut aminos.
  4. Like it spicy? Feel free to add 1 or 2 teaspoons of chili powder to the burger mixture. Expert tip: A little hot sauce on top at the end is delicious as well!
  5. Cooking temperature: It is recommended by the FDA to cook ground beef until it reaches 160°F. This reduces the risk of foodborne illnesses and food poisoning. Of course, many enjoy a medium-rare burger, and that risk is entirely up to each individual. I cook my burgers to 155°F and let them rest for a few minutes. The burger temperature rises to 160°F while they rest. Here are the temperatures to aim for different levels of doneness:
  • Well-done burgers: 155-160°F (68-71°C)
  • Medium-well burgers: 150-155°F (65-68°C)
  • Medium burger patties: 140-145°F (60-63°C)
  • Medium-rare burgers: 130-135°F (54-57°C)
  • Rare burger patties: 125-130°F (51-54°C)

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 28gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 412mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
Keyword air fryer, easy, frozen burgers, grilling, hamburgers, meal prep, quick, summer
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