Homemade beefburgers

Homemade beef burgers are very quick and easy to make and taste much fresher than shop bought ones.

If you double up, you can fridge half and freeze half. Makes: 6 burgers

Night Before (10 minutes)

500g beef mince

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 tbs fresh parsley, chopped

1/2 tsp salt crystals & 1/8 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

1 egg yolk

1) Combine all ingredients and mix well.

2) Form into 6 balls and flatten (or double the mixture and make 12, freezing half) Then chill until the next day.

The Day (25 minutes)

1) Grill burgers under a medium to high heat for 10 minutes each side or until cooked.

2) Meanwhile cook oven chips and fry 2 sliced onions.

3) Serve in white or wholemeal rolls spread with mayo with a little Dijon (for adults) ketchup (for kids), with layer of cheese on the burger, cocktail gherkins and fried onions with the oven chips and salad.

Weekend Way?

You can improve this recipe with things such as homemade mayo, tomato sauce and chips. To make homemade chips – use 6 large potatoes cut up into chips, season with a sprinkling of chips and fry according to the instructions for your fryer.

Homemade tomato ketchup

12 baby plum tomatoes, 3/4 tbs red wine vinegar, 3/4 tbs muscovado sugar, 90 ml water

Combine ingredients, bring to the boil, cover and simmer until tomatoes are soft adding more water if necessary.

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