It's Wednesday, and the week has slowed down a little, and I'll admit, I'm raring for the weekend! As the mid week slump has hit, I suddenly got in the mood for comfort food. Comfort doesn't mean bad....Mc Donald's have given burgers a bad rap, but home-made burgers, made with great quality mince can be as healthy as you want them to be. I love to dress my home-made burgers with home-made chutneys, spinach leaves and Parmesan shavings. This recipe guarantees a moist, flavoursome burger that will not disappoint!
Home-Made Beef Burgers
2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1 small onion (diced)
450g minced beef
2 teaspoon of red pesto
½ teaspoon of chopped thyme
½ chopped parsley
Salt and Pepper to season
Floury Bap or Sesame Seed Bap
1. Place all of the ingredients together in a large bowl, season well with salt and pepper and
mix together using your hands.
2. Divide the mixture into four, and mould into 'burger' shapes using your hands.
3. Heat a little oil on a large pan, and cook the burgers on a medium heat, flipping once. If the
burgers begin to char, simply turn down the heat.
4. Serve the burgers on a toasted bun or bap with the condiments of your choice, in my case
Parmesan shavings and spinach leaves!
- If doing a few burgers at a time, wash the pan between batches to prevent the burgers from
- The key ingredient in these burgers is the pesto! It binds the burgers really nicely, as well as
providing a really different flavour.