Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Home-Made Beef Burgers

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

To Serve
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!

E-D's Notes
- 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.

1 comment:

  1. I bought meat to marke burgers at the weekend, so I must try these for a change, they sound yum :)


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