Quick, easy, tasty…. These beefburgers are simply minced beef and a little seasoning. They’re ideal for a barbecue, and equally good rustled up for an indoor feast. I’d like to dedicate this recipe to two of my nephews, David & Ben who are big fans of these burgers, and delightful contributors to my cooking confidence. Thank you, fine nephews!
Aunty’s Homemade Beefburgers
750g minced beef
4 cloves garlic
1 medium onion
2 tbl double cream
2 tbl finely chopped curly leaf parsley
salt & pepper
Creamed Horseradish sauce
Firstly, a word about mince beef. Do not buy the extra lean mince, it just doesn’t do the job, and you’ll get leathery, tasteless beefburgers. Buy the best quality good old standard mince you can find, ideally local meat from your local butcher: Then you’ll get tasty, soft burgers.
The rest is really simple: Peel and crush the garlic, dice the onion and finely chop the parsley.
Mix everything together – you’ll be shaping the burgers by hand, so you may as well mix them by hand too. Give the mixture a few squidges so it sticks together but don’t work it too much. You just need the cream, parsley and onion nicely dispersed amongst the mince.
For bun-sized burgers, grab a hand full of burger mix. Roll it into a ball, then flatten slightly and put on a plate. You can of course make any size burger you like… for picnics (or quicker cooking!) I make half size burgers. The quantities above will make about 4 large or 8 smaller burgers.
You can leave the burgers in the fridge till you’re ready, or carry straight on:
To cook, fry for a few minutes on each side or until just cooked (still juicy and just a bit pink in the middle). No need to guess with this – just cut one of the burgers open and take a look at its centre.
I love eating these with a bit of horseradish tomato salad – slice some tasty tomatoes, sprinkle with a little salt, and add squidges of mayonnaise and creamed horseradish. The combination of creamy sauces and these burgers is fabulous.
Alternatively, serve with traditional bun, lettuce, gherkin, mayo, cheese etc. … and chips (or saute potatoes) would seem likely too.
Happy eating! :o)
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