Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Home-made burgers

I really love home-made burgers, and I love making them, too.

I use 500grms of best (steak) mince, the rest of the ingredients are a bit slap-dash and can be changed to your own taste! I use about half to three-quarters of a medium onion, chopped, salt and pepper, a sprinkling of mixed herbs, a couple of tablespoons of oat-bran (you could use breadcrumbs instead) and an egg to bind.




Put everything except the egg in a large mixing bowl . . .


. . . and mix well.


Then add the egg . . .


. . . mix well again, flatten and divide the mixture into six portions (roughly, by eye, will do).


I'm fortunate enough to have a burger press, but I suppose you could use a round bun or cake cutter instead, if you have one the right size . . .


. . . they need to be firmly pressed into shape.


Six burgers, I'll put four of them in the freezer (I should mention here that its vital to use unfrozen mince if you intend to freeze some for cooking later) . . . (and, by the way, the Murphys which appeared in the first picture with the ingredients is for drinking, although you could add a little drop to the mixture for taste, if you like)


. . . and cook two for tea.


Serve in lightly toasted pitta breads . . .


. . . with a touch of salad.


Sorry, no pictures of the finished objects, too yummy!

3 comments:

Mama Syder said...

I love homemade burgers Joy, fancy these for tea now, lol. Great post xxx

Julia Guthrie said...

Ok so now I am really hungry...I love home made burgers but mine never look quite that neat done by hand. hahaI love the pitta bread idea too...funnily enough I even have a pitta bread recipe on my blog so it 'could' all be homemade!
:) x

Busy Little Chicken said...

These look very 'professional' Joy!! I make burgers as well (not as good looking, I have to admit!!) but I add cumin, ground coriander and a few other 'indian' spices. Have you tried making lamb burgers with mint sauce? They're quite yummy as well!! I also have pitta breads with them instead of rolls, much nicer!! :)