Beef Burger with Homemade Tomato Sauce

The Beef Burger with Homemade Tomato Sauce is a classic redefined with a gourmet twist.

This burger is not just a meal; it’s an experience for those who appreciate the succulence of finely ground beef complimented by the rustic tang of a rich, simmered tomato sauce.

The patty, made from high-quality beef, is seasoned and cooked to juicy perfection. Topped with a spoonful of lusciously thick tomato sauce, which has been crafted with a blend of fresh tomatoes, garlic, and herbs, this burger is a testament to the time-honored combination of beef and tomato.

Served on a toasted brioche bun and accompanied by crisp lettuce and sharp cheddar cheese, it’s the ultimate comfort food elevated to a culinary delight.


For the Beef Patties:

  • 1 ½ pounds (680 g) ground beef (80/20 mix for optimal juiciness)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

For the Homemade Tomato Sauce:

  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional, to balance acidity)


  • 4 brioche buns, halved and toasted
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • Fresh lettuce leaves
  • Optional: Sliced pickles, onions, or any other desired toppings


Preparing the Beef Patties:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, and chopped onion.
  2. Gently mix together and form into 4 equal-sized patties.
  3. Preheat the grill or skillet to medium-high heat and cook the patties for about 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare, or longer for your preferred doneness.

Making the Homemade Tomato Sauce:

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the diced onions and minced garlic, and sauté until translucent.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. If the sauce is too acidic, you can add a teaspoon of sugar to balance the flavors. Cook until it thickens to your desired consistency.

Assembling the Burger:

  1. Place a lettuce leaf on the bottom half of each toasted brioche bun.
  2. When the patties are cooked to your liking, top each one with a slice of cheddar cheese and let it melt slightly on the warm patty.
  3. Place the cheese-topped patties on the lettuce.
  4. Generously spoon the homemade tomato sauce over each patty.
  5. Add any additional toppings like pickles or onions if desired.
  6. Cap with the top halves of the brioche buns.


  • Serve the Beef Burgers with Homemade Tomato Sauce immediately while hot and juicy. Pair with a side of hand-cut fries and a pickle spear for a traditional touch or a simple side salad for a lighter accompaniment.


  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes


  • This recipe makes 4 substantial burgers, perfect for a family dinner or a small gathering of friends.


Every bite of this Beef Burger with Homemade Tomato Sauce is an homage to the craft of burger making. The complexity of the sauce’s flavors highlights the natural savoriness of the beef, while the soft brioche bun adds a buttery texture that makes the burger melt in your mouth.

It’s a dish that respects the simplicity of its origins but invites you to savor the elevation that comes from making each component from scratch.

Enjoy this burger with your favorite beverage, and indulge in the taste of a homemade classic that’s anything but ordinary.