Sunday, 1 June 2014

Homemade Burgers

I thought I'd share my recipe for homemade burgers - which I always think of a cheap alternative to going to Byron! They're that tasty! They are also super easy to make, I've been making these since I was a child, although back then I thought of them as homemade Mc Donald's!


This is great for when you're feeling a bit skint but still want a nice burger. They are extra special if you do double burgers with bacon! I once worked out that to make 2 double burgers and chips it cost about £4.50 which is about half the cost of one burger in most places (and if you know where I can get a burger for this much, you have to share!)

You will need: 

Mince beef 
Lea and Perrins
Ketchup
Mustard
Burger buns

Optional Extras:
Pickles
Tomatos
Lettuce
Cheese
Bacon

This make enough for 2 double burgers or 4 single burgers. First of all you need to marinade the meat in Lea & Perrins. It's best if you can do it over night but an hour or so will do it too. If you don't even have that long you can just put a little Lea and Perrins and go to the next step.


Next you need to put a dob of ketchup and a dob of mustard. I use wholegrain but you can use whatever really.



Then you need to squish it all up so that it doesn't look all wiggley anymore and it will all stick together.

So it looks likes this.


 Divide it into four and roll them into a ball, then squish them into a flat burger shape. Try to make sure their stuck together.


Press a dimp into the middle of the burger. This helps the burger cook evenly.


Put all the burgers onto a plate and put them in the fridge. Whist they are in the fridge you need to cook the bacon and chop the salad.



Once the bacon is cooked you need to grill the burgers for about 10 minutes. Then you just need to build your burger.



You can complete the meal with rosemary chips. Mine aren't as good as honest burgers, I don't know how they get them so rosemary-y, but they are pretty good and a bit fancier than regular chips. I just get regular oven chips and drizzle some oil over them and put some rosemary on.


So there you have it. Tell me if you have a go at these and let me know how it turns out. Now if only I could figure out how to make the deep fried pickles from meat liquor...


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