These gourmet homemade beef burgers are another great BBQ favourite, without any of the nasty additives found in pre-made burgers. Making your own burgers also lets you experiment with different herbs and spices, until you’ve found a combination that’s perfect for you. Serve with homemade pickles (recipe coming soon!), bacon, lettuce and crispy french fries on the side.
They’ll keep for up to two days in the fridge, so you could eat any leftovers from Saturday’s BBQ on Monday evening after work!
500g beef steak mince (12% fat)
If you’re making the burger by hand then divide your mince into 5 or 6 equal portions and roll into a ball before flattening. They don’t need to be perfect but make sure they’re not too thick.
Place your burgers on a plate in the fridge for a couple of hours, this will “firm them up” so that they hold together better.
When you’re ready to cook them you can either fry, grill or BBQ them. If you made quarter pounders & you’re cooking them on the grill then they’ll need about 8 minutes on each side to be well done. The thicker your burgers are the longer they’ll need, but try to only flip them once to ensure they stay tender!
Place in a bun and add condiments of your choice.
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