Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Recipe of the week # 6 - Mike's homemade burgers

I'm not exaggerating when I say that these burgers are ten times better than the disgusting ones get in a supermarket. Unhealthy and stuffed full of every ingredient other than meat, when you cook them it leaves you and your kitchen stinking like a roadside cafe`. If everyone knew how simple they were to make, I'm sure they would never buy another value burger again.

How to make them:

500 g beef mince
1/2 Onion
1 egg
a handful of breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt & Pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients together with your hands in a bowl and make into flat burger shapes. If the consistency is too wet, add a few more breadcrumbs. The mixture should stick together easily without falling apart. If you don't have a George Foreman grill already, you should definitely get one as they take literally 5 minutes. If you haven't, then grill them under a normal grill. That's all there is to it.


Camie Vog said...

Ask and you shall receive!
Thank you very much. Staring jealously at that George Forman grill you got going on there....

Red said...

After many years of not eating meat, the mere sight of a burger is enough to make me go all Homer Simpson!

We have started buying Sainsbury's Organic burgers, and they are very good -- though, I'm sure, not a patch on Mike's!

What kind of bread do you use? Is it some sort of focaccia? (See? Can't keep the Carb Queen down!)

a.c.t said...

C.V, the George Foreman is amazing, you should get one.
Red, it's Turkish bread we get from the local shop - it's delicious and very similar to foccacia.

Travel Italy said...

I spent the summers on a farm with my grandfather. We would make hamburgers, then freeze them, so we always had a quick fix for any late evening. I now make those same hamburgers (very similar to the recipe you use except Worchestershire instead of cayenne). Raffaella loves them and they always remind me of great times as a kid.

Adam said...

The George Forman IS amazing - I never would have made it through college w/o it haha.

Thanks for the, I'm glad to see you can appreciate them! I look forward to seeing more comments from you!

a.c.t said...

Hi Adam, thaks for visiting. Unfortunately, I didn't have a G.F. at unuversity but I wish I had, maybe I would've eaten a bit more healthily!