Does anyone have a simple recipe for beefburgers?

(19 Posts)
haggisaggis Fri 22-Mar-13 17:17:02

Chop the onion and cook it first. Add the cooked onion to the mince and add a dollop off tomato ketchup and a dollop of HP sauce. The sauce acts to bind the mixture as well as adding flavouring - don't bother with egg. Up to you if you want to add breadcrumbs (I don't). Form into patties (I have a Lakeland thing but you can just use your hands). Put in fridge to firm up a bit before grilling. I either stick on the gas barbecue or on a griddle pan.

Consils Fri 22-Mar-13 16:26:58

and Worcestershire sauce. Wouldn't the egg make them too soggy?

Teggie Neigh.

Consils Fri 22-Mar-13 16:23:39

I've got 600g lean mince, a medium onion, eggs,porridge oats, dried herbs and a burger shaper.

SchmancyPants Thu 21-Mar-13 18:02:53

Teggie you beat me to it! Clicked on the thread specifically to post exactly those words smile

octopal Thu 21-Mar-13 18:00:54

I use mince, pepper & salt, bit of dried mixed herbs and a big squirt of tomato ketchup. Goes down a treat here. I fry onions as the burgers are cooking.

TeggieCampbeggBlegg Thu 21-Mar-13 17:58:11

First:

Take one horse........

season good mince, refrigerate for a while. shape into patties and grill.

Consils Thu 21-Mar-13 15:46:33

Thanks.

MoominmammasHandbag Thu 21-Mar-13 12:00:38

Breadcrumbs, steak mince, salt. In food processor, quick whizz, shape by hand. No need for onion or egg. Cook in griddle pan to get that nice stripy look. Serve with lots of salad.

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 21-Mar-13 06:39:14

I fry off some finely chopped onion and add it to good quality steak mince with some salt and pepper... occasionally some chopped parsley. (I fry the onion first because I don't like bits of raw onion in my burger) The important thing is to stir and squish the mixture really well with your hands (or in a food processor) so that the sticky proteins come to the surface and your burger stays together when cooking.

imtheonlyone Wed 20-Mar-13 22:31:35

My best top tip for burgers is mix mince with salt, pepper and herbs. Add extras if you want - I often add teaspoon of mustard for example. But mould your burgers around a Babybel cheese .... Yuuuuuuuummm!!! Goes gooey and delicious in the middle!

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Wed 20-Mar-13 22:27:38

Yes you definitely want the best mince you can find but you want a bit of fat in it, it gives it a bit more flavour.

Really want a burger now. hmm

Mintyy Wed 20-Mar-13 22:15:17

Cut a thick slice from an onion. Say, about quarter of a medium onion if you are making burgers for four people.

Chop very finely, or grate if you can bear it.

Put in a bowl.

Put good quality but not too lean steak mince on top, some salt (probably more than you think) and a good grind of black pepper.

Mix together thoroughly so that the onion and seasonings are evenly mixed through the beef.

Shape into firm patties. Fry on a hot griddle pan.

No egg, no breadcrumbs, no tomato puree, no herbs, no other flavours.

snoworneahva Wed 20-Mar-13 22:10:48

Mince & some Maldon sea salt - no egg or bread crumbs needed....all the additional flavours come from the salads, sauces, pickles and a top quality roll. About to start mincing my own meat...so will experiment with combinations of cuts.

250g mince, breadcrumbs (about a slice), half a beaten egg, salt and pepper.
Mix, divide into 4, form each into a rough ball in your hands, put it onto a chopping board and squash it flat to make a burger. Fry. Enjoy!

almondfinger Wed 20-Mar-13 20:07:23

A pound of mince will make 4 burgers, either all one size or 2 bigger and 2 smaller. I put the mince in the bowl (I but lean organic, get the best you can, it really makes a difference in the burger). I add salt, plenty of pepper a dash of mixed herbs, a crushed clove of garlic and maybe a good splash of Worcester sauce. Mulch it all up with your hands and divide and shape into patties.
Cook on a medium heat about 4/5 mins each side.
I've lately started throwing roughly chopped onions in the pan at the same time to go on top.
Yummmmmmmmm

UniS Wed 20-Mar-13 19:45:39

I made some nice burgers on monday - I have not made burgers for years. This time I went off recipe.

I used - 100g of mince beef per adult, half that for the child. = 250g

put mince in a bowl, with 1 beaten egg, a handfull of breadcrumbs( optional), some herbs ( i had chives and sage in the garden) and some chopped finely celery ( end of a thing lurking in fridge). A good twist of black pepper and a little salt.

Mix together. get your hand in there and squide it all together into a sticky lump.

Make burgers - I use a round thing ( rosti ring) as a former.

layer with greaseproof paper to stop them sticking together, put into the fridge until time to cook.

Barbie1 Wed 20-Mar-13 19:39:13

The simplest way,

Beef
Onion
Seasoning

Big bowl, mix and add egg white.

Shape into burger shapes...cook, throw them in a bread roll and hey presto!

Consils Wed 20-Mar-13 19:32:16

I have been looking online but they look a bit complicated. Thanks.

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