Burgers. I love them. They taste like summer and hangovers and sometimes a little bit of both. Home-made burgers are just so juicy and chunky and so much fun to make and here’s a recipe for a couple of beef burgers that take little effort and deliver lots of BOOM BOOM taste!
*1 very small onion or a handful of shallots *sunflower oil *big pinch of oregano *small pinch of chilli *big pinch of cumin *big pinch of paprika *250g good quality minced beef *1tsp Worcestershire sauce *1 egg, lightly beaten. Serve with: coleslaw and chips and on a bun with loads of lettuce, mayo, ketchup and lovely sliced cheese.
1.Chop the onions really finely and cook in the oil with the oregano, cumin, chilli and paprika until it’s super soft. Then pop into a bowl and leave to cool.
2. When the onions are cold add the minced beef, salf and pepper, Worcestershire sauce and just enough egg to keep it all together, with sparkling clean hands, bind together to make two juicy beefburgers. Wrap each burger in clingfilm and pop in the fridge for at least half an hour but for as long as you like.
3. When you’re ready (and if you’re having chips then they only have around 10 minutes left to cook) heat oil in the frying pan and on a medium heat fry the burgers, only turning once or a couple of times, for about 10 minutes so that they’re cooked and sizzling on the outside but still pink and juicy inside.
4. To serve, slice your buns and make towers of cheese and sauce, ketchup and mayo. Gherkins and relish are good. Beer or milkshake too.
Easy. If I were trying to woo a chap I would serve him this for dinner. Fun, easy and jolly good. Makes me very excited for summer!!