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Make Burgers in 10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 g / 1 lb good quality minced beef
  • Couple of handfuls of fresh bread crumbs (great way to use up unwanted crusts)
  • One Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon or Coarse Grain Mustard
  • Crushed garlic clove (optional)
  • Fresh burger rolls to serve

How to Make Burgers – Method

  1. Put on disposable plastic gloves (messy business otherwise)
  2. Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix together thoroughly, using your hands
  3. Using your hands again, mold mixture into burger shapes
  4. Cook on a BBQ, under the grill, in the oven or in a frying pan

Serving Suggestions

I like to serve these burgers at the table with all the trimmings and let people help themselves. Try some of the following suggestions:-

  • Thinly Sliced tomato and/or cucumber
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced cheese – tasty cheese works well
  • Avocado – sliced or mashed
  • Pineapple rings – the tinned type are perfect (drained of juice)
  • Sliced cooked beetroot – again, from a tin is quick and easy
  • Mustard and/or sauces
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pickle

Variations

As I mentioned earlier, you can make beef, lamb, chicken or pork burgers. Just make sure you use good quality minced meat. Your burgers will only ever be as good as the meat you use.

  • Add some finely chopped chili for a spicier version
  • Sweet chili is also nice, for a spicy but not too hot version
  • Use hot English mustard – if you like the heat
  • If you have time (and can avoid the tears) add a grated onion