How to make your own gluten free hamburger patty with no filler

Last month I posted a pic of gluten free hamburgers on Facebook that Amanda for herself. It is not only sometimes difficult to find a hamburger patty with no filler, but sometimes even harder to find a hamburger patty with no filler that you like.

Someone posted a comment on that Facebook post asking if we could post the recipe because like I mentioned above, they can't always find one that they like. The funny thing is, there is not much to this recipe, as it is strictly just beef, seasoned with salt and pepper.  No filler needed!

How did we learn to do this?  Well our good friend (not really) Rachael Ray!  Amanda loves watching her show, and often has really good cooking tips.  She makes her beef burgers with just beef and seasoning. I searched online for a video demonstration to make the gluten free hamburger patty from Rachael Ray Magazine.

So this is essentially what you do:
  1. Get a pound of beef (Lean or Extra Lean).
    • If you are you using extra lean, mix in grated onion to ensure the patty does not get dry. The onion will add both flavor and moisture to the burgers.
  2. Break into 4 quarters (so you get 1/4 pounders)
  3. Lighly (and I mean lightly) pat the meat together and press gently to make a patty (it should be pretty thick)
  4. Place on tray and lightly press your thumb in the middle of the patty.  This helps make sure your patty doesn't expand into a ball.  It also makes sure the middle gets cooked evenly.
  5. Put on the BBQ or a flame or in the over and you are good!
Click here to watch the demonstration at

Gluten Free Edmonton - A Celiac guide and resource for gluten free information in Edmonton, Alberta


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  2. Hey, thanks for the tip! I usually just estimate the seasonings I put into my patties to get the desired taste. It works all the time.

  3. I've always cooked patties with a little amount of low calorie sweeteners. They add a little contrast to the taste.

  4. The leftover crumbs from Nature's Path gluten-free corn flakes make perfect breadcrumbs for hamburgers and topping homemade mac 'n' cheese, etc. Helps a lot if you like BBQ sauce right in the patty mix too.

  5. I ordered a burger from a bed and breakfast in Earls Court and I heard their patties are gluten-free. Not sure if it was true true, but they seem like it. I guess from now on I'll be following this recipe, thanks!

  6. Our dietitian friend sent me this link. I was advised to take more protein but less gluten-containing foods. Seems like I'll be enjoying that diet after all. Thanks for sharing this!

  7. I'm finding it extremely hard to make anything anymore as I am Celiac/lactose intolerant and cannot tolerate any of the nightshade family. Need some good quality recipes!


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