How to Make Homemade Burger Recipe No Eggs

Ever craved a mouthwatering burger but didn’t have any eggs to bind the patties? I’ve got you covered. This easy homemade burger recipe delivers juicy, flavour-packed beef patties without a single egg in sight.

A Brief History of the Burger

While hot sandwiches consisting of meat between slices of bread have been around for centuries, the modern hamburger owes its origins to multiple influences. Ground beef patties served between two buns first appeared in the 19th century United States. They grew into nationwide prominence and became an American staple by the early 1900s.

The term “burger” itself comes from the German city of Hamburg – a major shipping hub that brought German sailors and beef patties breaded with breadcrumbs into America during the 1800s. These early “Hamburg steaks” paved the way for backyard BBQ hamburgers as we know them.

Now, burgers are beloved for their versatility and customizability. And you don’t need eggs or breadcrumbs for convenience when easy homemade recipes taste even better!


Making eggless burgers at home is simple with pantry staples.

For the Burger Patties:

  • 1 pound 80% lean ground beef
  • 1⁄4 cup quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 4 burger buns

For Serving (Optional):

  • Cheese slices
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Pickle
  • Burger sauce
  • Potato buns

You’ll Also Need:

  • Large non-stick skillet
  • Spatula
  • Aluminum foil

Easy Step-by-Step Instructions

Now let’s get cooking! Follow these simple steps for flavorful egg-free homemade burgers.

Homemade Burger Recipe No Eggs

Prepare the Patties

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, oats, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and milk. Use your hands to gently mix everything together until uniform. Be careful not to overwork the meat.
  2. Form the mixture into four equal-sized patties about 4 inches wide and 3⁄4 inch thick. Slightly indent the centers with your thumb to prevent burger puffing.
  3. Place the patties on a plate lined with aluminum foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Chilling helps the burgers firm up for better handling.

Cook the Patties

  1. Preheat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Brush both sides of the chilled burger patties with oil.
  2. Carefully place the oiled patties in the hot skillet. Cook for 4 minutes without moving to get a nice sear. Flip and cook 4 minutes more for medium doneness.
  3. Transfer the cooked burger patties to a clean plate and tent with more foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining patties if your skillet isn’t big enough.

Assemble and Serve

  1. While burgers are resting, lightly toast the buns in the skillet if desired.
  2. Build your tasty burgers by spreading sauce on each bun bottom. Add lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and a burger patty. Top with cheese if using.
  3. Crown with the bun tops and devour your delicious homemade eggless burgers. 

Ingredient Swaps and Add-Ins

One of the great things about homemade burgers is customizing each bite exactly how you want it. Play around with different ingredients. 

  • Buns: Potato, pretzel, whole wheat, English muffins
  • Cheese: Cheddar, Swiss, pepper jack, provolone
  • Veggies: Avocado, jalapeño peppers, spinach
  • Sauces: Thousand island, spicy mayo, barbecue
  • Meats: Ground turkey, chicken, or veggie crumbles

As long as you omit the egg and have a binding agent like oats or breadcrumbs, the possibilities are endless for eggless burgers. Feel free to experiment with spices like cayenne, paprika, or cumin too.

Side and Drink Pairings

Now for the fun part – picking complementary sides and beverages! Treat yourself to the full burger joint experience.

Crunchy, Salty Favorites

  • French fries
  • Tater tots
  • Onion rings
  • Potato chips
  • Corn chips

Fresh, Bright Choices

  • House salad with vinaigrette
  • Coleslaw
  • Fruit salad
  • Vegetable crudités

Savory Roasted Vegetables

  • Oven fries
  • Baked beans
  • Grilled vegetables
  • Sweet potato wedges

Refreshing Cold Beverages

  • Soft drinks
  • Iced tea
  • Milkshakes
  • Beer or wine
  • Lemonade

Pick a couple different sides and drinks for the ideal backyard cookout vibes. After all, burgers are best enjoyed in good company!

Serving and Storing

Bonus tips for serving up fun with your homemade eggless burgers!

  • Set up topping bars with sliced cheeses, veggies, condiments so everyone can build their own custom burger
  • Keep cooked patties warm in a slow cooker or warming tray if not serving immediately
  • Refrigerate leftover uncooked patties for up to 2 days before frying up
  • Store cooked burgers for 3-4 days – reheat gently in the microwave or oven

Now who wants to fire up the grill for some amazing egg-free burgers? I’ve given you all the tools to start with an easy foolproof base recipe. Just shape the patties as desired and flip on the heat.

Then pile on your favourite toppings and sides for the perfect homemade burger night full of family, friends, and maximum flavor. Enjoy

Here’s a continuation of the homemade burger blog post:


What can I use instead of breadcrumbs or oats?

The oats or breadcrumbs help bind the meat mixture together in place of eggs. Some other options that would work include:

  • Crushed saltine crackers or matzo meal
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Crushed tortilla chips
  • Cooked rice or boiled potatoes

I suggest using about 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup of your binder substitute per pound of ground beef. Make sure to chop or process it finely.

Do I have to chill the patties before cooking?

Chilling isn’t absolutely necessary but highly recommended. Putting the shaped raw patties in the fridge for 30-60 minutes firms them up so they hold together better while cooking.

If you don’t have time to chill them, pop the patties in the freezer for 15 minutes before frying. Just don’t cook them straight out of the fridge or they may crack.

How do I know when the burgers are fully cooked?

The safest way to guarantee doneness is by using a meat thermometer. Insert it into the thickest part of a patty.

Minimum safe temperatures are:

  • 145°F for medium rare
  • 160°F for medium
  • 170°F for well done

If you don’t have a thermometer, nick the center of a patty to check the color inside. Red = rare, pink = medium, brown = well done. Juices should run clear.

Can these burgers be grilled instead?

Absolutely! Heat up your outdoor grill or grill pan to medium-high. Use the same directions as the stovetop method but place the oiled patties directly onto the hot grates instead of a skillet.

Grill the eggless burger patties about 4-5 minutes per side. Just keep an eye on them as grills vary in heating intensity.


I hope this post has shown you how simple yet utterly delicious homemade burgers can be without eggs getting in the mix.

With just 8 ingredients and 20 minutes active time, juicy egg-free burger perfection awaits your appetite.

Did this recipe help you whip up an incredible meal? What unique variations did you invent? Let me know how it goes or if you have any other questions. Now get out there are start grilling, frying and most importantly, enjoying.

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