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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.

Spicy Turkey Burgers August 29, 2010

Filed under: Healthy Eating,Meat — delishuss @ 8:15 pm
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My friend Anita gave me this recipe recently in a restaurant when I had already drank a few glasses of wine, so this may not be exact but the basis is the same :-). These can be served in a burger bun or in a wholemeal pitta with some salad and some curry mayo.


1 tbsp of curry powder

1 finely chopped red chilli

1 tbsp of cumin powder

1 tbsp ground coriander

small bunch of coriander, chopped

1 large onion finely chopped

500g turkey mince

75g breadcrumbs

50g flour

1 egg, beaten

Salt and pepper

4 tbsp of olive oil or cooking spray

Curry Mayo

1 tbsp of curry powder

4 tbsp of mayonnaise


  1. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil or cooking spray in a pan and fry off the onions for 3 minutes, add in the chilli and cook for a further 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix the mince, spices, curry powder, breadcrumbs, beaten egg, coriander, onion, chilli, and add the seasoning. Season very well as the turkey mince can tend to be quite bland.
  3. Place the flour on a plate. Bind the mince into patties and place on the flour turning over to dust on both sides.
  4. The mixture should make 4 burgers.
  5. Heat the remainder of the oil in the frying pan and fry off the burgers, you could use the grill or a griddle pan also.  I would suggest frying the burgers until golden brown on both sides, turning occasionally to prevent burning. They take about 7-8 minutes on either side.
  6. Mix the mayo and the curry powder together in a bowl. You can smear this on your burger bun or pitta bread. Alternatively, serve it as a dip with wedges to complete the meal.




Burgers with Peppered Sauce July 9, 2010

Filed under: Meat — delishuss @ 6:35 pm
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This is my own recipe.  It’s real comfort food. It would probably work best served with chunky chips.

This recipe will make four burgers; I will leave it up to you to decide how many people that will feed.


500g of mince meat

½ large onion, finely chopped

100g of breadcrumbs

1 egg

4-5 drops of tabasco sauce

3 tablespoons of olive oil

1 teaspoon of mustard

Salt and Pepper to season

2 tablespoons of tomato sauce

Flour to dust with


2 teaspoons of mixed peppercorns

100ml of cream

½ bottle of wine (small bottle)

30ml of liquid stock

¼ onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove crushed


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Sauté the onions in a frying pan and set aside to cool.
  3. Mix all the burger ingredients in a bowl and shape into patties using some flour to bind together.
  4. Fry the burgers off in the olive oil, until still slightly undercooked.
  5. Remove for heat and place in an oven dish with some kitchen paper to remove the excess grease.
  6. Remove the paper from underneath and throw away.


  1. Meanwhile, using the same pan. Sieve the remaining oil in a bowl to remove the bits from the burger.
  2. Put the oil back in the frying pan minus the bits and heat.
  3. Fry off the onion and garlic (2-3 minutes).
  4. Add in the pepper corns and add the wine. Cook for about a minute. Add the stock and reduce the heat slightly.
  5. Add in the cream little by little, stirring all the time until it reaches a nice consistency. Season with salt and pepper and pour over the burgers.
  6. Cover the burgers with tinfoil and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes.