Last weekend I really had a craving for a burger; as I’ve mentioned, I’m trying to be good and not eat anything too naughty. I could have easily gone to a restaurant but since burgers seem to be a bit pricey (in the nice restaurants, not take-aways), I thought I would do it myself, I’ve made them before but thought I would go one step further and make the buns too. I made 4 burgers out of a 250 g lean minced beef packet for the evening and they went down a treat.
For the burgers:
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 250 g good-quality lean beef mince
- 1 egg
- 4 burger buns
- 50 g breadcrumbs
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Splash of worcester sauce
- Large pinch of paprika
Recipe for the buns can be found here: from Blackbird Bread, the lovely husband and wife team who have started to offer baking classes in the local area, you can read my blog post about it here. I followed all the stages, and then for the final prove shaped into rolls; before putting into the oven I glazed them with 1 beaten egg in order to replicate the shiny top.
- In a bowl, add all the ingredients for the burgers and mix using your hands until all well combined.
- Divide the mix into 4 balls, place on a plate and flatten until resembling burgers. Cover and place in the fridge for 1hr-overnight to allow to firm.
- When ready to cook, you can do them in a number of ways – on the bbq, in a pan or like me, on the grill. Cook until golden in colour and cooked all the way through.
- Cut open your burger buns, place your burger inside, and enjoy with salad and saucy (wahey) accompaniments. Easy!