Easy and Delicious Wagyu Beef Burger Recipe

A lot of people I know think that Wagyu beef is only perfect for steaks and roasts, so they skip Wagyu beef when it comes to preparing hamburgers. They think that they won’t get the desired flavor and the burgers will just taste like some other usual burgers!  But the reality is exactly different. If you don’t believe me, try out the wagyu beef burger recipe on your own, and you will get a sense of what I’m talking about.

Another fact that I consider while making this beef burger is the wagyu beef burger price. 20-patties of this burger cost $9.65. On top of that, there is nothing to ensure your safety in the store-bought ones. So, I would just buy the wagyu beef, and set up my skillet, and start preparing the burgers within minutes.

Although Burgers are most loved in summer in our country, you can get the sunny feeling anytime. If you have tried the McDonalds wagyu beef burger or Whataburger Patty Melt already, I know you won’t hesitate a bit to go for my version of Wagyu beef burger.

What is Wagyu Beef?

As you can already guess, the burger made using Wagyu beef is commonly known as Wagyu burger. You can get graded wagyu beef here in United States, Japan, Australia, and many more countries. 

This is a beef breed, which was primarily raised in Japan. It is the same breed that affects the production of the prized Kobe beef. So actually, how they raise the cows and what the cows consume as feed eventually determines the quality of the beef.

The Japanese use A to C grade the beef based on yield. And there are 1-5 subgrades of each main grade. 1-5 subgrades determine the beef’s color, texture, and marbling and the overall quality and color of that fat. So that’s why the A5 is the best grade that anyone can ever get.


If you fail to manage the Wagyu beef locally but need this burger badly, a good quality grass-fed beef can be your go-to option. Of course, the taste and texture will be nowhere near the Wagyu beef; still, it will do the job for sure.


  • Wagyu ground beef or patties (1 pound)
  • Hamburger buns (4 buns)
  • Lettuce leaves (optional; 4 leaves)
  • Sliced bacon (optional; 8 slices)
  • Pickle (optional; 8-12 slices)
  • Red onion (optional; 8-12 slices)
  • Cheddar cheese (optional; 4 slices)
  • Mustard (optional)
  • Ketchup (optional)
  • To taste and season, slat (1 pinch)
  • To taste and season, pepper (1 pinch)


  • In case you don’t have patties but packaged ground beef, to begin with, make 4 portions by dividing the beef. Thus, you will get 4 ¼ pound burgers. You have options to make 3 ⅓ pound patties, or 2 ½ pound patties by dividing the ground beef proportionately. Then flatten them out to roughly 1 inch in thickness.
  • Now, heat the frying pan, grill, or cast-iron skillet to the higher end of medium-high heat, which almost feels like high heat.
  • Then, lightly season one side of the Wagyu beef burger patties by using pepper and salt.
  • Then place them in your skillet/grill/frying pan with the seasoned side facing downward. Then season the opposite side currently facing upward.
  • Cook one side thoroughly until it appears with a caramelized surface. With 1 inch in thickness, Patties will take up to 3-5 minutes cooking to form a caramelized exterior.
  • Then flip over and cook the other side. Add cheese and cook with the lid closed for 5-7 minutes for a medium-rare burger.
  • When thoroughly cooked, take the burger aside from the heat and, before serving, let them rest for 5-6 minutes.
  • Assemble the burgers and, by topping with your favorite toppings and condiments, serve immediately.

When you are through the directions, you will get a juicy wagyu beef burger, so juicy that it will drain all over your plates!

Alternative cooking Process:

If you don’t have a griller or cast-iron skillet, or frying pan, go ahead and prepare the Wagyu beef burger easily using your stovetop. Here is what you have to do.

  • While cooking the burger’s first side, lightly spray the skillet or frying pan with a little coconut oil or any other cooking oil. Make sure you spray the oil with a high smoke point.
  • While flipping over and cooking the other side of the burger, spread arroser (baste) and butter (both one tablespoon) over the burger patties, then spoon the melted butter thoroughly all over the burger patties. It will give unmatchable richness.
  • Then cook for 5-7 minutes, as directed before, for medium-rare burgers.

How can I serve the Wagyu beef burger?

You can top your burgers with whatever you want, e.g., sauteed onions, tomato, lettuce, and other toppings. You can either use a ban or use non-bread options, such as portobello mushrooms, tortillas, eggplant, lettuce wrap, etc.

Recipe Notes:

Japan Wagyu, American Wagyu, or Australian Wagyu- any of the will do the job.

Cooking time:

Because of the high amount of fat in Wagyu ground beef, it cooks faster. And you get all that flavor, juiciness, and tenderness. So, it is wise to serve the burger medium-rare. Don’t wait until they are thoroughly cooked.

Thawing before cooking:

You will get the optimal taste and texture of the Wagyu beef, if you thaw them before cooking, and allow them to come to room temperature for 30 minutes. Then you are all set for the cooking process.

Skip seasoning:

You are all open to any kind of add-ons as per your choice. You may think that you are masking the taste of the patty, you can skip the seasoning altogether. Then add any of your favorite add-ons.

For instance, to get a Southwestern taste by utilizing New Mexico green chiles, add some pepper and cumin. If you want a Thai-inspired BBQ burger, then make a sauce of lemon peel, ginger, and garlic then brush it over the burgers at the last moment of cooking time.

Tips and tricks:

Always remember that cooking nuance ad pan selection will make difference in cooking speed and timing. So, your keen eye and common sense will help you adjust the timing and heat accurately. DON’T just stick to the clock when gauging doneness.

Nutritional Information

If you are concerned about wagyu beef burger nutrition, relax a bit! You are getting a tasty and mouth-watering meal deal with a high amount of minerals and protein with cholesterol.

Nutrient Fact (Per 142-gram serving)ValueDaily Value
Calories380 (1,558kJ)
Dietary Fiber0g0%
Total Sugars3g9%
Total Fat33g34%
Saturated Fat12g78%
Trans Fat0.001g
Note: Daily Value percentage is based on a 2,000-calorie diet a day.

This stunning Wagyu Burger is a major taste overhaul on your normal cheeseburger, whether you grill it flawlessly or follow my skillet groundwork for the most delicious, juiciest burger ever!

Best of luck with the Wagyu beef burger recipe!

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