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The Ultimate Burger October 16, 2010

Filed under: Favourites,Meat — delishuss @ 9:30 pm
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I think this is a Jamie Oliver recipe. I’ve tried a lot of variations of burger recipes and haven’t quite found anything as good as this.

Makes approx 8 burgers


1kg/2lb 3oz good minced steak

1 onion, peeled and finely chopped

Olive oil

Pinch of cumin seeds

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

A handful of freshly grated parmesan cheese

1 heaped tablespoon English

1 large free-range egg

115g/4oz breadcrumbs

8 burger buns


  1. Transfer the meat to a bowl. In a big frying pan, slowly cook the onion in a little olive oil for about 5 mins until softened but not coloured.
  2. Add the onion to the meat- it will give sweetness to the burger. U sing a pestle and mortar bash up the cumin and coriander seeds with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper until fine and add to the meat.
  3. Then add the parmesan, mustard, egg and half the breadcrumbs and mix well. If the mixture is too sticky, add a few more breadcrumbs.
  4. Lay some greaseproof paper on a tray or large plate and sprinkle over some of the remaining breadcrumbs. Shape the meat into 8 fat burgers and place these on top of the crumbs on the tray.
  5. Sprinkle more crumbs on top and press down gently. The burgers are better if they are chilled before cooking, so put them in the fridge for an hour or so.
  6. Take the burgers out of the fridge and fry them in a little oil on a medium to high heat for about 8-10 mins, depending on the thickness of the burgers and how you like them, turning occasionally. Serve them on toasted burger buns, with tomato ketchup, layers of sliced beef tomatoes, thinly sliced cheese, raw onion rings and lettuce.

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