Ok, so we haven’t had the most consistent summer in the UK, but that hasn’t stopped us British folk from squeezing in some barbecue afternoons here and there. One of my favourite recipes to make during the barbecue season is my classic 5-ingredient homemade burgers, made from minced beef. You can, of course, substitute the meat for Quorn or even chicken, but, as I’m a carnivore, meat suits me just fine.
- 6 – 8 burger buns
- 1 packet 500g beef mince – defrosted
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 1 tsp garlic granules (you can also use 1 clove, chopped or grated)
- Salt and pepper to season
- 1 tsp paprika (optional)
- Sweat the onions and add the garlic.
- In the meantime, break up the mince with a fork or your fingers in a mixing bowl.
- Once the onions have cooled, add to the mince and mix well.
- Add the egg, Dijon mustard, and the rest of the seasoning. Mix well.
- Form the mix into burgers, by rolling into a ball and then flattening with the palm of your hands.
- If you have a spare 10 minutes, you can chill the burgers in the fridge for around 10 minutes to stiffen. If not, place burgers gently onto the grill.
- Make sure you leave the burgers on the grill to sizzle for a good few minutes before turning over, to avoid the breaking the mix. Grill on both sides until well cooked.
- Lightly toast the inside of the burger buns on the same grill.
- Serve with your favourite sauce, simple garden salad, and your favourite barbecue sides.
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