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How to Hold Burgers Together With Eggs

author image Joshua McCarron
Joshua McCarron has been writing both online and offline since 1995. He has been employed as a copywriter since 2005 and in that position has written numerous blogs, online articles, websites, sales letters and news releases. McCarron graduated from York University in Toronto with a bachelor's degree in English.
How to Hold Burgers Together With Eggs
Hamburgers sometimes need a binder to help keep the patties together. Photo Credit Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

Burgers are a dish that you can find in restaurants ranging from the smallest greasy spoon to the most elegant fine-dining spot. Burgers are also a favorite of many home cooks, especially during grilling season. Sometimes hamburger meat has a tendency to break apart or crumble as it cooks, essentially ruining your well-formed patties. Adding a binder such as egg to the meat will help your patties hold their shape before and after cooking.

Step 1

Place the ground beef into a large mixing bowl.

Step 2

Add a pinch of salt and pepper and any extras you want in there like minced onion, parsley, Worcestershire sauce or Dijon mustard.

Step 3

Crack one egg into the bowl and mix all of the ingredients together with your hands. Continue to knead the meat until all of the ingredients appear to be incorporated evenly.

Step 4

Remove palm-sized balls of the meat mixture from the bowl and form them into ½-inch-thick patties with your hands.

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Step 5

Stack the patties on a plate, with a piece of waxed paper between each one. Continue making the patties until all your meat mixture is gone.

Step 6

Place your burger patties onto a medium-high grill or skillet. Cook for five to 10 minutes, flipping once until they are cooked just cooked through.

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