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Homemade Beef Burger with blue cheese

Homemade burgers are so easy to make and taste fabulous when you can add your own herbs and spices too. All you need is a homemade bun, find a recipe in the baking section, and just add whatever salad you choose

 

Ingredients  

 

How to make

  1. Firstly, heat up a heavy bottomed frying pan and add a small amount of sunflower oil.  Gently fry the onions until they are clear; this will take about 5 minutes and then leave them to cool down a bit. 
  2. Secondly, prepare the breadcrumbs.  You can do this in 2 ways: either make them in your food processor using a good bread that is a couple of days old, or take some dried organic breadcrumbs and rehydrate with some warm water for a few minutes.  I think slightly old bread is better than fresh bread, plus it means you can use stuff that’s hanging about rather than buying it anew.
  3. Now put the mince into a clean, large mixing bowl and then add the chopped onion and the breadcrumbs.  Then, making sure your hands are washed clean, mix these together thoroughly with your hands.  Now add the seasonings and once again mix with your clean hands.  If you want to, you can add a free range egg at this stage; it does add some extra richness and helps to bind the meat together.  Now cover and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes or so, to let the flavours flood through.
  4. You can play around with the seasonings to suit your taste, so for example in the height of summer you might pick some fresh parsley or chives from the garden and chop these up and add them to the mix, or in the depths of winter you could add a ½ teaspoon of organic baharat or ras al-hanut to spice it all up.  But remember that the better the beef you use, the more subtle your seasonings should be, so that the flavour of the beautiful beef is enhanced rather than blasted out; on the other hand if the meat is tasteless, then you will need to do everything you can to make it taste good.
  5. Now, it’s time to make the burgers.  Get a clean plate ready and wash you hands again.  Take a small handful of the meat mixture and roll these into a ball and put them on the plate.
  6. I know it’s a horribly bad habit, but I have for many years added mild, creamy cheese into the centre of the burger.  I like to use the wonderful Yorkshire Blue from Shepherd’s Purse as they are local cheesemaker’s but other cheese will do – even Boursin.  It means that you don’t have to cook the burger right through, plus it gives the burger an extra edge.  To add the blue cheese, make a small hole in the centre of the meat ball and scoop in some cheese with a spoon; now close over the hole and reform the meat ball.
  7. With the palm of your hand, gently squash the balls flat.
  8. Heat up a heavy bottomed frying pan and add a small amount of sunflower oil.  Place the burgers in the pan and fry slowly until lightly browned; this will take 5 or so minutes, then flip over carefully and fry the other side.  Serve immediately.
  9. Serve in a bun with potatoes or fries, tomato salsa and a green salad.

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