Home-made beef burgers

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Home-made beef burgers
Home-made beef burgers
Home made 'open' beef burger with grilled halloumi cheese
Servings:Serves 4 - Makes 4 'quarter pounder' beef burgers
Calories per serving:650
Ready in:20 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Difficulty:Easy
Recipe author:Chef
First published:7th February 2013
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Home made beef burgers - the ingredients

Use this simple recipe as a guide and play around with the ingredients a little so you make burgers that are exactly to your taste. This is a great recipe to get the kids involved in - nice and messy!


Ingredients

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Method

  1. Fry the onions and garlic in a little olive oil until softened a little, just to take the edge off them
  2. Allow the onions to cool a little before handling
  3. In a bowl, add the onions and the rest of the ingredients apart from the buns and the cheese and squidge the mixture through your fingers so it's really well mixed
  4. Cut the cheese into four pieces, divide the meat into four and mould the meat around the cheese so that it's completely covered.
  5. Fry in olive oil for about 4 to 5 minutes per side
  6. Serve in the buns with the salad leaves and sliced tomatoes

Variations

You can make these stretch further by adding a cup or so of breadcrumbs. Mix well and rest for an hour if you have time, as this will allow the breadcrumbs to absorb any moisture.

Experiment with some of the ideas below, though not all in one burger!

Serving suggestions

For a really authentic look, get a 1980's Wimpy Bar style squeezy tomato sauce dispenser!

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