Steak Burger Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


What exactly is a steak burger? It just might be the best burger you ever try—beefier, more flavorful, better! Here’s how to make the best steak burger there is. Note: If you’re going to grill the burgers, try adding 2 tablespoons of shredded cold better (use the large holes on a cheese grater) to the meat before adding the seasonings so that it gets mixed right in there.


  • 1 and 1/2 lb. ground sirloin, ideally freshly ground
  • 3/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
  • Your favorite burger toppings


  1. In a large bowl, gently combine meat, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Handle the mixture as gently and sparingly as possible (over-mixing can make the burger tough).
  2. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape each into a ball, then flatten the balls into discs, about 4 inches in diameter. Make them thinner in the center.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and swirl the pan to coat the bottom.
  4. Cook the patties to your desired doneness. Because sirloin is so lean, I like to cook it to medium-rare doneness (internal temperature of 140°F), about 3 minutes per side.
  5. Serve the patties on toasted buns with your favorite burger toppings.

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