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Polish Hamburger Recipe

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Polish beef hamburger!
Tip: Serve warm!

This polish burger recipe made with ground beef, pickles, cheese, and veggies is simply delicious! Easy to make in less than 30 minutes, it’s the perfect meal for a family TV dinner.  

Everyone loves burgers! We Poles are no exception. We’ve taken the hearty burgers and made them Polish by replacing traditional pickles with our very own ogorki kiszone – dill pickles

Of course, these hamburgers are different from the traditional Polish burgers called klopsy or kotlety mielone and are often eaten with mizeria or kapusta. Our Polish meat patties are similar but are not breaded.

They’re easy to make and are perfect for meal prep. You can cook them a few days in advance and refrigerate. All you need to do is heat the patties and assemble the burger on the day you’re eating them! 

How To Make This Polish Hamburger Recipe

Step I – Prepare The Polish Hamburger Patties

Mix a diced onion, egg, spices, and ground beef for about 5 minutes. Form them into 4 patties. Since they’ll shrink while frying, they should be slightly larger than the rolls when formed.

Fry the Polish meat patties on both sides with oil.

Polish hamberger patties frying.
Fry the Polish hamberger patties on both sides

Step II – Bake The Hamburger Buns

Our homemade Polish burger recipe involves adding a bit more flavor to the buns. Start by preheating the oven and cutting the buns in half.

Mix the crushed garlic with butter and spread it on the lower half of the buns. Sprinkle the grated cheese on the upper halves.

Place both the tops and the bottoms on a pre-lined baking tray and heat for about 10 minutes.

Buns in the oven.
Heat the buns sprinkled with cheese

Step III – Assemble The Polish Style Hamburgers

Form the burgers by starting with the lower part of the bun and then placing the ingredients in the following order.

First the patty, then a slice of cheese, lettuce spread with mayo, sliced pickles, tomatoes, and onions, then ketchup, and finally the cheese-covered top part of the bun.

Serve with sauce or on its own!

Polish homemade hamburgers.
Cheese-covered Polish hamburgers
Sliced veggies and pickles.
Sliced veggies to add to the burger buns
Polish burgers on a white plate.
Serving Suggestion: With a side of sliced veggies
Polish beef hamburger on a white plate.
Polish hamburgers – filling and yum!

Tips For Making The Best Polish Hamburger Recipe

  • You can mix two different types of grated cheese on top of the burger buns.
  • You can add homemade dill pickles to the burgers. 
  • If you prefer, you can use a mix of beef and pork meat. 
  • Make mini patties and use mini-burger buns if serving as a snack. 
  • Add paprika powder to the burgers if you want them a bit spicy. 
  • Serve with mustard, mayo, or even dill sauce!
Polish beef hamburger!
Tip: Serve warm!

FAQS About Making Polish Style Hamburgers

I Want To Make More Burgers. How Do I Know How Much To Make?

You can consider about 100 grams of ground beef for each Polish hamburger patties. So for 6 burgers, make 1.5 times this recipe, for 8 burgers, make 2 times this recipe, and so on. 

Do I Have To Use Ground Beef?

No, you don’t have to use ground beef. You can use other Polish meat patties too. Replace the ground beef with klupskies or kotlety mielone

What Other Fillings Can I Add To The Burger?

You can add anything you like. Add more cheese, mayo, sauce, sweet onion sauce, BBQ sauce, or chili sauce. You can also add a few slices of fried bacon or a fried egg. 

Which Burger Buns Should I Use?

Use any burger buns of your choice. You can also use gluten-free buns, wholewheat buns, or keto burger buns

Is It Possible To Make This Recipe Vegan?

Everything’s possible! It will not taste the same as the Polish hamburgers, but to make this recipe vegan, make these substitutions.

How To Store These Polish Hamburgers?

It’s best to make the Polish hamburgers and eat them fresh immediately.

If you wish you can prepare the patties in advance and refrigerate until you need them. The cooked patties can be stored in the fridge for 3 to 4 days or in the freezer for 3 to 4 months. Reheat before you assemble the burgers. 

Polish Hamburger Recipe

Yield: 6

Polish Hamburger Recipe

A Polish hamburger recipe served on a plate with lettuce and bacon.

This Polish burger recipe made with ground beef, pickles, cheese, and veggies is simply delicious! It's the perfect family meal that can be made in just 30 minutes.  

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Bun Heating Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


Polish Burger Patties

  • 14 oz (400g) of ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of mustard
  • ¼ tsp of ground black pepper


  • 4 buns/ rolls
  • 1 tomato
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 slices of cheese + 4 tbsps of grated cheese
  • 4 pickles
  • mayonnaise / any kind of sauce
  • ketchup
  • 2 tbsps of butter
  • 1 garlic clove


How To Make Polish Burger Patties?

  1. Peel and dice an onion.
  2. Using your hand, mix it with beef, egg, and spices for about 5 minutes.
  3. Form 4 patties a bit bigger than the size of your rolls (the patties will shrink while frying).
  4. Fry the patties on a hot pan with a bit of oil, 2-5 minutes on each side.

How To Prepare the Polish Hamburger Buns?

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).
  2. Mix the butter with crushed garlic clove.
  3. Cut the buns in half. Spread the lower parts of the buns with garlic butter.
  4. Sprinkle the upper parts of buns with grated cheese.
  5. Place the buns on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes.

How To Form The Polish Burgers?

  1. Form burgers in the following order:
    the lower part of the bun
    a slice of cheese
    lettuce spread with mayo
    sliced pickles
    sliced tomatoes
    sliced onion
    the upper part of the bun.
  2. Serve warm solo or with your favorite sauce.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 463Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 1926mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 29g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

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