The traditional burger is a perennial favorite at the barbecue! Using this very simple homemade beef burger recipe, you can make delectable patties that are filled with onions and herbs for added flavor and that are excellent for topping with cheese, lettuce, and tomato and sandwiching between two floury buns. There are few things that can make you forget about the Burger King menu and its fast food offerings like this!
- 12 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium-sized onion, peeled and coarsely diced
- 1 × 500g package British Beef Mince with 15% fat content
- 1 teaspoon dry herbs (mixed)
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 4 slices of mature Cheddar cheese (optional)
- 4 white toilet paper rolls
- a few circular lettuce leaves that have been ripped
- 1 beef tomato, peeled and sliced to be served with ketchup (optional)
The onion should be tender and starting to turn brown after 5 minutes of cooking in olive oil in a frying pan with the peppers and garlic. Make a mental note to put it away.
In a large mixing basin, combine the beef mince, herbs, and egg until well combined. Season with salt and pepper, then add the onions and combine thoroughly. Form the burgers with your hands into four patties.
Grill or griddle the burgers for 5-6 minutes per side on a prepared barbeque or griddle until done. Lay one piece of cheese on top of the second side while it's cooking to make it a little more melty (if using).
Meanwhile, briefly roast the cut-sides of the buns on the BBQ until they are lightly toasted. Fill the lettuce cups halfway with burgers and tomato slices. If you like, you may serve it with ketchup.