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Quick & Easy Waffle Iron Burger Recipe

Updated on June 9, 2018
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Mom of 4 kids operates a successful Facebook fanpage where pregnant moms connect, Maternity Clothes Online, which has over 3,300 followers.

How to Make a Burger in a Waffle Maker

Whether you're a busy mom, a college student, or a hurried person on your lunch hour, the waffle iron burger recipe is perfect for literally everyone! This is the most easy recipe and we tested it out today. The burgers are surprisingly delicious!

Before you begin to make this waffle burger recipe, consider toasting your buns in the unit first. Otherwise, if you cook the meat first, you will need to spend some time cleaning the unit before you can toast the buns and your patties may get cold in the process. This was much like using a George foreman grill.

How to Make a Burger in a Waffle Maker

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  • lb Hamburger meat
  • 6 Hamburger Buns
  • 6 Slices of Lettuce
  • 6 Slices Tomato
  • 6 Sandwich Pickle Slices
  • 6 Slices of Cheese
  • Splash of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Mustard or Mayo
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Our Perfect Burger Patty Cooked in just 3 Minutes!

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Photo by Amazon / Oster | Source


  1. Turn your waffle maker on and set the dial to the middle setting. You don't want the heat too hot as it will burn the outside of the patty before the center cooks. If your waffle maker does not have a non-stick surface, coat both sides with nonstick spray.
  2. Form the patties into six equal round balls and season with salt & pepper. I also like to use a little bit of Worcestershire sauce, but that is optional, and may stain your waffle maker.
  3. You have a couple of options to cook the patties. First, you can cook each ball one at a time by placing it into the center of the waffle maker, or you can cook up to four patties at once, by placing one in each square. This will be a quicker method.
  4. Close the lid of your waffle maker, and flatten the patties, until it's all the way shut. If you're using a flip waffle maker, you can flip it over. Make sure that you have a plate or absorbent rag underneath the waffle maker to catch any great drippings.
  5. Cook until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 160°F. Every waffle maker is different, but ours cooked perfectly in about 3 minutes. This provided a patty that had a nice brown crisp on the outside and the center was well done.
  6. Once the patty has finished cooking, you can place a piece of flat cheese on the top and then lower the lid till just above the cheese until it's melted (about 5 seconds). Don't close the lip as the cheese will stick to the top of your maker.
  7. After the cheese has melted, remove the patties from your waffle maker. Repeat this process with your remaining patties until they are all cooked. Serve your waffle burger patties on a bun with all the fixings that you like.

Add Cheese to your Waffle Burger

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Photo by Amazon / Oster | Source

Burger Made with a Waffle Iron

Cleaning up your Waffle Maker

After you make these waffle burgers there will be some cleanup required. Cooking hamburger meat, in a waffle maker, produces grease and burned little particles of sediment that stick to the grills.

  • Pour the grease out: The easiest way to clean your waffle maker is to pour the grease, before the unit cools down, into a heat resistant disposable container. If your unit has cooled and the grease has solidified, you can simply turn the unit on for a few minutes and the grease will liquefy again. You wouldn't want to pour this grease directly into your sink as it will clog the pipes as it cools.
  • Wipe the grills clean. Next, you can use a hand cloth or paper towel to wipe the sediment from the grills. You can also try a new toothbrush! It fits perfectly between the grills. I used the toothbrush to brush the sediment away and then gently rinsed the unit with water, being careful not to get any on the actual machine. It clearly states in the instructions not to submerse the unit in water.

Please Leave your Comments:

Thank you for stopping by to read my article on how to make a burger in your waffle maker. Please leave your comments below and let us know how you liked making the hamburger patties in your waffle maker. Do you have any tips for our readers on a quicker clean-up process?

© 2018 Melinda Longoria, MSM


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    • peachpurple profile image


      16 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      Delicious waffles, I would like to try them. Thanks.

    • Melinda Longoria profile imageAUTHOR

      Melinda Longoria, MSM 

      16 months ago from Garland, Texas

      Thank you for the nice comments Margaret. Hope you enjoy the waffle burger. :-)

    • Margaret Schindel profile image

      Margaret Schindel 

      16 months ago from Massachusetts

      What a cool burger hack! I usually use a cast-iron grill, but my waffle iron (which I love) would certainly finish cooking them quicker.


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