It's easy to invent a beef burger recipe to your own taste. Just take some minced beef (ground beef) and squeeze and shape it into a flat round shape - or any shape you fancy, but round is easiest and traditional.
The squeezing is important for the meat to stick together
For your own recipe you can add all sorts of other ingredients to suit your own preferences or to reduce the amount of beef to suit your pocket. Breadcrumbs, rolled oats and or beaten egg are good fillers to reduce the meat content
you can also add grated or finely chopped vegetables such as carrot, onion or garlic. Or herbs and spices - nutmeg or curry powders go well and especially hot chilli is often a firm favourite
You could also try adding pureed apple, which would especially go well with pork mince, but don't add to much or your mix will be sloppy and difficult to handle.
500g minced beef (ground beef). This should make about 4 burgers
1/2 to one small onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon of dried herbs
a few twists of salt and pepper
Mix everything together and form into 4 patties. Remember that the meat will shrink during cooking so that the burger will be smaller in diameter but will also be slightly thicker
Of course, everyone knows that the traditional way to serve a burger is in a bun, and all the traditional additions, condiments and sauces such as ketchup gravy baked beans, pickles, mustard, mayonnaise...... Also salad foods like lettuce and tomato slices are good served with burgers, but of course you can have your burger however you like. Above is a burger served with toast and vegetables.
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