Barbee Burger – Minced pork burger

It started as a kitchen experiment by my eldest son and soon, it becomes a favourite amongst my kids. They have wondered what pork burger tastes like because we do not get them at McDonald’s Malaysia. I heard they serve pork in McDonald’s Thailand? I know Singapore and Hongkong also do not serve pork at their fast foods chain.

homemade pork burger

It is actually not difficult to make burger patties. All we used are :


600 grams minced pork
1/2 cup bread crumbs (we used the yellowish type meant for deep frying)
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 tablespoon cornflour

Flavourings (depending on what you have)

dash of Worchestershire sauce
dash of Maggi seasoning (the yellow cap, thin, tall bottle with square bottom?)
dash of black pepper
dash of cayenne pepper (a mix of spices)

pork burger

Mix all the ingredients and flavourings in a big bowl and smash the blob of minced meat against the inner side of the bowl to sort of firm up the patty. Then, using a clean plastic bag or cling wrap, roll the patty to the thickness you want. Leave this layer of meat in the fridge for a few hours for it to firm up further.

Using an appropriate size cup or bowl, ‘cut’ the patty into equal sizes and wrap them into clingwraps and freeze if you want to store the balance. Alternately, you can roll the patty into balls, and then, flatten it. We found that to be more tedious than to ‘cut’ them like how you cut cookies.

homemade burger

My two older sons pan fried the burger patty till cook and brown. Then, they wrap it with egg like how burger stalls do. Plenty of black pepper, mayonnaise, Worchestershire sauce and cheese made the burger as good as Ramly’s. Only less halal. 🙂

homemade burger

I never like the idea of buying local burgers from the burger stalls because the meat patty contains a lot of animal fats. If you don’t believe, try frying a piece and see how much fats oozed out. I wonder which part of the animal they use for these burgers?

Now, barbee burger is a easily available because we can store them in the fridge. You can use minced chicken or minced beef but we have never try them yet.

Post Author: lilian

Used to be PenangFaces, now known as Food Haven, for all oink-oink foods

14 thoughts on “Barbee Burger – Minced pork burger

    ka ling

    (March 26, 2009 - 2:12 pm)

    Hey Lilian, the pork burger looks really nice and tempting! I will give it a try tonight!

    I do agree with you in regards of the local ramlee burger. It oozees so many oil while cooking it. It scared the hell out of me. I guess making our own patties is surely much more healthier…..

    Thanks for your recipe! I will let you know how it turns out tonight….

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    Soo Ming

    (March 26, 2009 - 11:50 pm)

    hong kong McD do serve pork. I had it before in Hong Kong but i think i prefer beef burger than pork burger.


    (March 27, 2009 - 10:49 am)

    hmmm i’ve never tried making pork patties. so far have made my own chicken patties and eat them with a side salad and baked beans. they taste great! and definitely much healthier than ramlee burgers. 🙂


    (April 1, 2009 - 6:54 pm)

    I tend to make my own burgers especially in the summer when it is all out grilling season. Yours looks wonderful!


    (April 12, 2009 - 4:51 am)

    hehehheh, I love the way your idea of ‘Barbee Burger’! I have to try this out. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    Hugo Lim

    (April 13, 2009 - 6:32 pm)

    wah wah wah seriously drooling!!!

    good blog u have here ya!


    (May 20, 2009 - 4:06 pm)

    Thanks for your recipe’Barbee Burger’.The
    taste is really good.My children like to eat.


    (June 22, 2009 - 2:16 pm)

    Hi Lilian, not sure if you still remember me, i was in KL, quit my job and moved to Sydney with my husband. Now i’m a housewife and I just want to thank you for giving out so many good recipes, you save my life. Tomorrow i go buy pork!


    (June 26, 2009 - 10:58 am)

    Hehe, it’s pork burger heaven here in China but many of complain that the pork here is ‘smelly’ compared to pork in Malaysia. According to my uncle, the pigs are bathed in Malaysia but not in China LOL


    (August 8, 2009 - 11:31 pm)

    ya, thailand mcdonald have pork burger….i’ve treaveled to hatyai n tried it before


    (September 9, 2009 - 2:28 pm)

    Hi Lilian
    GR8 looking burger..I’d spice-up mine with chopped chili padi & minced garlic : )
    Keep up the delicious recipes

    Malaysia Asia

    (September 11, 2009 - 12:21 am)

    Oh my, that looks awesome! As a burger fan, I WILL be trying this out! Thanks.

    Malaysia Asia


    (June 4, 2010 - 7:27 pm)

    I’ve been finding for a good pork burger recipe for so long…this is excellent…blogged about it! excellent! 😉

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