Make homemade beef burgers with melting mozzarella in the middle for a real treat
- 750g (1lb 10oz) steak mince
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2tbsp tomato purée
- ½tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg, beaten
- 150g (5oz) mozzarella, cut into 6 equal chunks
- 1tbsp oil
- burger buns, sliced tomatoes and lettuce, to serve
- a baking sheet lined with baking parchment
Good butchers and supermarkets sell steak mince, which really does make a tender burger that is full of flavour
- Using your hands, mix the mince, onion, garlic, tomato purée, Worcestershire sauce and egg, and season well. Divide into 6 balls. Shape each one into a rough patty, and use your thumb to create a hole in the middle. Place a piece of mozzarella into the hole and mould the mixture around to encase it. Place the burgers on the baking sheet, and store in the fridge for 30 minutes or overnight to firm up.
- Heat the oven to 200C, 180C fan, 400F, gas 6. Brush the burgers lightly with oil, then brown for 1 minute on each side in a frying or griddle pan. Cook for a further 10 to 15 minutes in the oven. For the barbecue, cook them on both sides on the hot spot for a few minutes until browned, then move to medium heat and leave to cook for around 10 minutes or until firm to the touch. Serve with burger buns, tomatoes and lettuce.
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