gingergirl’s best home-made burgers.

I just adore home-made burgers, they have to be in my top three favourite treats. As I’ve mentioned before, I use my barbeque throughout the year (let’s face it, it’s pointless hoping for a few nice days in Summer). If you don’t fancy pulling out the barbeque a griddle pan works well to get that fantastic chargrilled flavour. You’ll pick up a cast iron griddle pan in any good kitchen shop.

2lbs of good quality minced beef
2 medium onions finely chopped
2 free range eggs
2 handfuls of breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary finely chopped
1 heaped teaspoon of dijon mustard
Salt and black pepper

In a large bowl combine all the ingredients, the easiest way to do this is to use your hands! Ensure that the mixture is well combined. Divide the mix into four, roll each quarter into a ball and pat gently to ensure you have a flat even surface for the griddle. Chill the burgers in the fridge for twenty minutes to help ensure they keep their shape. Heat your griddle pan and brush a little oil onto each burger, cook the burgers for approximately five – eight minutes on each side turning the burgers gently with a spatula. Once the burgers are cooked, remove from the griddle, turn off the heat and place your burger buns onto the griddle to soften and absorb some of the meaty flavours. Serve with sliced gherkins, cheddar cheese, tomato salsa and of course a big dollop of ketchup for that all American experience!

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