serves:3 or 4
Burger recipes are a great way to feed the family when you want something simple to cook up in the kitchen when it’s not quite barbecue weather outside. This delicious mince recipe uses garlic, oregano, ground cumin and a pinch of chilli powder to flavour the delicious meat. Top off your burgers with with a slice of Cheddar cheese is the perfect way to really ramp up the flavour on your burgers.
- 500g (1lb 2oz) best quality beef mince (avoid low-fat mince)
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 large free-range egg, beaten
- 2tsp oregano
- ½tsp table salt
- ¼tsp ground cumin
- 35g (1.25oz) fresh breadcrumbs
- large pinch chilli powder
- 50g (2oz) mature Cheddar cheese
Mix all the burger ingredients except the Cheddar together, season well with black pepper and ½ teaspoon of salt and knead with your hands to combine everything. Divide into four balls, shape into a rough patty and make a large hole in the centre with your thumb. Press a chunk of Cheddar into each hole, then close up and reshape. Place the burgers on a sheet of greaseproof paper and chill uncovered for at least 30 minutes, or overnight, if possible. The burgers can also be frozen at this point.
When you are ready to cook, heat the oven to 200 C, 180 C fan, 400 F, gas 6. Heat a griddle or frying pan, oil the burgers lightly and brown for a minute on both sides. Transfer them to the oven and cook for a further 10 to 12 minutes, depending on how you like your meat done.
When the burgers are ready, serve with fried onions, and a simple avocado and tomato salad.