Beef burger

Beef burger
Makes: 10 portions
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Cook time:
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  • 1000 gr beef mince
  • 50 gr onion
  • 10 gr garlic
  • 4 gr ginger powder
  • 40 gr breadcrumbs
  • 4 gr salt
  • 2 gr black pepper
  • 5 gr dried oregano
  • 8 gr ground coriander
  • 15 gr Worcestershire sauce
  • 30 gr ketchup
  • 100 gr milk
  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Chop the onion and garlic very finely and sweat off in some oil for 10 min or until soft and translucent. Season to taste.
  3. Mix the ginger powder, breadcrumbs, salt, black pepper, oregano and ground coriander with the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and milk.
  4. Mix this with the beef mince and cooked onions and garlic until evenly distributed.
  5. Weigh out 125 gr per portion and shape this into a burger using a ring mould. Store the burgers in the fridge to firm up for a minimum of 30 min or overnight.
  6. Pan fry the burgers or cook them in a preheated oven at 180˚C for 15 min or until cooked through.
  7. Serve the burgers on a toasted bun with some mayonnaise, red onion, lettuce and tomato.
Stuff to know
To check the seasoning, pan fry some mince until cook that allows you to taste.
Cooling the burgers after making will help them to keep their shape when cooking.
The indent in the middle keeps the middle from puffing up during cooking and it allows the centre to cook as quickly as the outside of the burgers.
Grill the burgers on a barbeque.
Add some mustard or some finely shredded blue cheese to the ground beef.
Make individual meatballs from the same mixture.
Add cumin and use lamb mince for lamb kofta’s. Serve with tzatziki.