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Anyone make their own burgers?

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JoyceBarnaby Tue 09-Aug-11 21:11:04

I'd like to have a go at making my own burgers - does anyone have any good recipes or advice?

I want to serve them with some lovely, chunky, homemade chips and some of relish. I'm thinking maybe a lamb and mint burger, but am definitely open to suggestions.


PotteringAlong Tue 09-Aug-11 21:14:33

Jamie Oliver does a cracking one - i'd link but am on my phone. Should be on his website?

NasalCoffeeEnema Tue 09-Aug-11 21:18:47

I do
In fact I started adapting JOs meatballs recipe. Before I had used breadcrumbs but he suggests crackers

IAmTheCookieMonster Tue 09-Aug-11 21:19:45

You could do a beef burger with a lump of blue cheese in the middle as a surprise!

festi Tue 09-Aug-11 21:21:18

I would mix lamb with pork or beef. I dont use bread crumbs or crackers a squeeze of tom puree or ketch up and an egg yolk or two will hold it together just fine.

LittleB Tue 09-Aug-11 21:21:28

I do, don't use breadcrumbs though, just mince, seasoning, herbs and egg, lots of squashing togther with fingers and shaping with hands. V Yummy!

KatyMac Tue 09-Aug-11 21:21:30

I use a metal pastry cutter to make the shape of the burgers - it looks very professional

Macaroona Tue 09-Aug-11 21:22:20

grin I made lamb burgers tonight! I usually do lamb kebabs as part of my 2wk recipe rota but forgot skewers.

1/2 tsp of each: cumin, coriander, turmeric, dried mint. Salt, pepper.
Chuck in a mixing bowl with a spoon of olive oil, mix to a paste
Chuck in a pack of lamb mince
Mash through with a fork until a nice texture
Add 1/2 a beaten egg
Add 1 slice grated bread
Mash together

Voila - shape into burgers or along skewers for kebabs.

You can do without the egg and bread but it does help bind them.

Serve with pitta bread, salad and lots of tzatziki - mix 2 diced garlic cloves with 1 diced cucumber and a big pot of Greek yog, salt and pepper, chill while you're making the kebabs.

Iggly Tue 09-Aug-11 21:22:32

Lamb mince with ground coriander seeds. Yum!

MaryMotherOfCheeses Tue 09-Aug-11 21:23:15

Burgers are easy peasy.

Plenty of seasoning, herbs, an egg. Not breadcrumbs. Can't go wrong.

I like pork and sage ones.

purplepidjin Tue 09-Aug-11 21:23:22

Pack of mince. Egg. Mix, compress, fry. YUM!!

If you're feeling fancy, add half a very finely chopped onion and some herbs and seasoning. With decent mince, you don't really need it.

I don't really do pissing about with recipes blush

DoMeDon Tue 09-Aug-11 21:25:07

I like turkey burgers - healthy option.

Turkey mince, egg, soy sauce, onion, ginger and bit of chilli

JoyceBarnaby Tue 09-Aug-11 21:28:35

Fantastic - thanks!!

Does anyone have a preference for grilling or frying? I'm guessing grilling?

purplepidjin Tue 09-Aug-11 21:30:43

I fry, but with no oil in a non-stick pan. means you can turn it into bolognaise sauce if it falls apart blush

DoMeDon Tue 09-Aug-11 21:32:13

Fry - non-stick here too

Awomancalledhorse Tue 09-Aug-11 21:32:53

Joyce I fry to 'seal' it (aka stop them falling apart).

JoyceBarnaby Tue 09-Aug-11 21:36:08

Ah, ok!

Awoman - do you fry to seal and then cook through in the oven or just fry?

Thanks again, all!

AmeliaSachs Tue 09-Aug-11 21:47:54

mince, 1 onion (finely chopped), oxo cube (crumbled), grated cheese, 1 egg yolk.
Mix and squeeze together. Pat and roll in flour.
Grill for 20mins. Grilled bacon and slice of cheese on top. Melt and serve.

Makes 4 large/ 6 reasonable sized.

timidviper Tue 09-Aug-11 21:50:36

You can also put some grated parmesan in the mix to add a bit more flavour and help bind it.

Danthe4th Tue 09-Aug-11 21:52:58

I make the kids chicken burgers by chucking 1 onion and 4 chicken breasts in a food processor, shaping and roll in flour and fry

Indaba Tue 09-Aug-11 21:56:59

All the time! For each pack of 400gr of meat its one big dollop of tom ketchup, one raw egg (mixed with a fork), lots herbs and a chopped onion.

People drool over them. No idea why as its so flippin simple.

And yes, you grill ( otherwise you will whipped and spanked by MNHQ)

Macaroona Tue 09-Aug-11 22:04:43

I grill my lamb ones (or barbecue). 10 mins each side on a high heat does the trick.

AngelDog Wed 10-Aug-11 17:54:58

Pork mince, lime marmalade and chopped fresh coriander - just mix & squish together. Yum.

JoyceBarnaby Wed 10-Aug-11 20:54:22

Blimey, there are so many good suggestions to try here - thanks all!

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