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Homemade Beef Burger

Cowbridge Kitchen

The humble Beef Burger has been adopted as a fast-food snack and is one of the most popular takeaway foods. In this recipe we are going to use our own ingredients to create a custom-made Beef burger.

The great thing with making your own burgers is that you have complete control over the flavour and even the size of the burgers.

These Beef Burgers are best served in a Homemade Burger Bun with melted cheese and salad.

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You can make these burgers in 50 minutes
40 mins Prep.
10 Cooking time.
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This is per 4oz burger
Calories: 240
Protein: 21g
Fat: 17g
Carbohydrates: N/A
Fiber: N/A
Sugar: 0g
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You will get 4 burgers out of this recipe Table for Two Servings
Easy : A complete novice can make this recipe Chefs hat Difficulty
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If you make this burger you are going to need a Burger Press. You can make them by hand, but a press is better.

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Cost to make:
£3.74/ $4.73(Est.)

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Homemade Beef Burger Recipe

Beef Burgers date back as far as 1783, where it featured in an 18th century cookbook called 'The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy'

There are many stories as to the origins of the Hamburger or Beef burger, one that I like is that in 1885, “Hamburger Charlie” , was having little success selling meat balls at a county fair, so he decided to put them between two pieces of bread to make it easier to eat them on the move and they were an instant success.

These Burgers taste a whole lot better if you make your own 'Sesame Seed Burger Buns' to put them in, which is what we did.

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500 g Minced Beef
1 Red Onion
1 teaspoon of lazy garlic or 2 crushed cloves
1 - 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard

Cooking Instructions

  1. Fine dice the red onion or process in a food processor with the garlic
  2. In a mixing bowl, mash up the minced beef with your hands.
  3. Add the processed onions & garlic and mix together with a fork or hands.
  4. Add the Dijon mustard to the meat and mix well with a fork.
  5. Divide the mixture up into 8 equal sized balls, then flatten into burger shapes on a floured board.
  6. Refrigerate the burgers for about an hour, until cold and set.
  7. Cook the burgers off in a griddle pan or on a BBQ for about 4 minutes each side, or until fully cooked and browned.
  8. Serve in a toasted bun with coleslaw and a cheese slice. Accompanied with potato salad for a perfect BBQ.
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Chefs Tips

If you don't want to cook all of these burgers you can wrap them in clingfilm and freeze them.

You will need a [Burger Press] for this recipe.

Dijon Mustard
English mustard
French mustard
Wholegrain mustard