Making burgers is so easy, although it’s cheaper to buy shop bought ones nothing beats seeing the satisfaction you get from seeing your guests or families faces as you serve them a homemade one with their favourite ingredients in them. Make up your own barbeque sauce and add a bowl of fresh salad to the middle of the table and watch them dig in and enjoy the healthy burger.
I made these for the first time a few weeks ago and now my kids keep asking me to do them again.
Ingredients You’ll Need
1 packet of lean beef mince ( I think I got 750g which made 6 very chunky burgers, I could have possibly made more if I’d have made the patties a bit smaller)
1 onion (you can use spring onion or chillies if you like)
2 egg yolks
1 tspn of Very Lazy chopped garlic
3-4 tbsp. of mayonnaise
Salad ingredients – Lettuce, red onions etc. (Your choice)
Start off by finely chopping your onion, you may not want to add the whole onion depending on your preference.
In a bowl begin breaking up your mince with your hands add the onions, and garlic and mix together. Remember you can add your own ingredients and spices here, its your burger so have fun and go for it.
Make your patties, remember they will constrict when cooking so don’t make them too small. Make sure they are nicely patted together and put on a plate.
Once all patties are on the plate pick each one up and rub olive oil on them. Not too much, just enough to make them slippery.
Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper over the patties and place in the fridge for 1 hour. This will help them to not fall apart during cooking.
Add a small dash of olive oil to a pan and heat, once the oil has heated add the patties. At this point you want to pre-heat the oven to its lowest setting, so we can keep the cooked patties hot while we cook the others.
The recipe I followed said to brown off each side and then cook for 5-6 minutes for medium or 8-9 minutes for well done. My family aren’t big fans of pink meat so I gave it a few minutes longer just to make sure.
Once cooked add to a tray, place your cheese on the top and pop it in the pre-heated oven.
While the cheese melts begin to make up your BBQ mayo. Add 3-4 tbsp. of mayo, a good squirt of BBQ sauce and a dash of ketchup. Mix together, taste and add more to suit your own taste buds. It should taste like the sauce that McDonalds use for their Big Tasty burgers.
Once all the burgers are done and the cheese has melted add them to a bun, plop on a bit of the tasty mayo and serve, letting your guests add their own salad at the table.