gourmet burger

Gourmet Burger

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

750g lean beef mince
1 cup homemade breadcrumbs (take a few slices of stale bread or bread dried in the oven on a low heat and place in a blender)
1 medium onion grated or finely chopped
2 – 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
Salt and pepper

The process

In a pan on a low heat cook the onions till soft.

Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl(use your hands it works better) and form into patties that are about 20% larger than you burger roll.

Fry in a little oil over a medium heat until browned nicely.

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.

If you enjoy this, you are gonna love the spaghetti meatballs recipe, it’s real home style Italian cooking or this Oxtail stew.