Mr S loves burgers and so we sometimes make them as a ‘fake away’ on a weekend. Sometimes we will just shape minced beef into patties and cook, but other times we will make the recipe below to eek them out a bit and make bigger burgers. If they are cooked in butter, it enhances the taste, but they are fine cooked in oil. We often air fry them to make them healthier. You can serve these as an ordinary weekday meal with chips or wedges and beans or salad on a plate, or you can put them in burger buns with fried onions, cheese, salad and sauce and make a ‘fake away’. The good thing about them is that they can be as special as you want. If we are broke, we will sometimes add grated carrot and courgette to the mixture to make more burgers. If served in a bun this recipe will serve 4. If served without a bun we will usually have all 4 for the two of us.
8oz minced beef
1oz fresh bread crumbs
2 tablespoons of milk
1 small finely grated onion
Tiny splash of Worcester sauce (optional)
¼ level tsp of made mustard
Salt and pepper to taste.
Oil or butter for frying
1.Mix all the ingredients together except for the oil or butter.
2.Divide into 4 equal pieces
3.Shape into patties ½ inch thick (I use a burger press)
4.Heat the oil or butter in a frying pan and add the burgers (or cook in the air fryer or on a grill).
5.Fry on each side for one minute and then reduce the heat and cook slowly for about 7 minutes.
6.Check with a meat thermometer if possible