Updated June 2021: Burgers are social things that we all at some stage compare, I know from experience of making these how everyone relates, “better than a steers burger” and then the, I once had a burger…. stories. These are seriously yummy and you run the risk of never having a take out burger again. All it really is, is a start and then you get creative. This makes 4-6 burgers depending on the size of your rolls.
What you need
2 x large onions sliced finely
750g x lean beef mince
1 x medium onion grated
2 – 3 x tablespoons chopped parsley
In a pan on a low heat cook the sliced onions until soft and starting to brown. (This can take as long as 30 mins)
Mix together all the patty ingredients in a large bowl(use your hands it works better) and then form into patties that are a little larger than you burger roll.
Fry in a little oil over a high heat by flattening the mince until browned nicely. It is those dark brown crispy bits that give the most flavour.
if you are having cheese with your burger, place it on top of the patty when you turn it over on the pan and the cheese will melt while its cooking. You know the rest, mayonnaise, tomato chutney, mustard, lettuce, onions etc.
More often than not, I top my burgers with a fried egg… reminiscent of the days when we used to stop at Bimbo’s in Rosebank for an egg burger after the jol in Hillbrow… Good times I tell you.