Longhorn Burger Recipe & Cooking Tips

by Holly Peacock | May 28, 2019

Longhorn beef is a healthy and delicious replacement for regular Angus beef. Not only is it leaner than normal beef, but it has lower calories, lower cholesterol, and to some, even a better taste. In some places, you may be able to find longhorn beef in your local grocery store or farmers market, but if not, you can always find local farms online. Connect with a local Longhorn ranch in your area on Facebook or view their website for pricing and delivery radius’.  

Longhorn Burger Recipe 


1 lb. Lean longhorn beef 

Salt, to taste 

Pepper, to taste 

1 tbs. Worcestershire 

4 Sesame seed buns 

4 slices of Pepper jack cheese 

½ Yellow onion 

¼ lb. Thick cut bacon 



1. Heat a pan to medium-high heat and cook your thick cut bacon.

2. When bacon is done cooking, remove from pan but leave bacon grease.

3. Add sliced onion into the pan with bacon grease and cook until caramelized, about 6 minutes.

4. While cooking the onions, heat your separate grill top to medium-high heat.

5. In a bowl, mix the ground beef with Worcestershire, salt, and pepper.

6. Divide meat into 4 equal parts and form 4 burger patties.

7. Grill each patty 4 minutes on the first side.

8. Flip the patties and cook for another 3 minutes.

9. Add the caramelized onion to the tops of each burger and then top with a slice of Pepper jack cheese.

10. Continue to cook for a maximum of 2 minutes or until the cheese melts.

11. Let rest for 2 minutes before placing your burgers on the buns.

Serve with your favorite side and enjoy!


Cooking Tips 

Longhorn beef will cook 30-50% faster than the same size piece of grain fed beef because of it’s lower fat percentage. Because of this, your longhorn beef burgers will be the same size when they're finished cooking as when you started. This means no grease!  

If you normally like your beef well done, you will find that you prefer to eat your longhorn beef a little bit more rare than normal. Longhorn beef has a different taste than what people are typically used to and you'll probably surprise yourself with how much you prefer the flavor and less well-done meat. 

REMEMBER, you should not cook these burgers as long as a grain-fed, angus burger! If you do, your burger will turn out dry because there isn't as much fat in the meat to insulate the beef. To enjoy the juicy flavor of a longhorn burger, you'll have to adjust your normal burger recipe, heat, and cooking times. 


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