A Simple Juicy Burger

It’s finally Friday! A quick burger recipe today that I made for dinner last night. I mean who doesn’t love a good burger right? Probably not if you’re vegan although you can still get amazing vegetarian burgers, but I’m definitely a meat eater. My ideal burger would consist of a quality patty, eggs, bacon, tomato and everything else that flows with it. My SO on the other hand, prefers one that is a lot more plain. So yesterday I decided to make a burger that’s more in line with his taste buds considering that he has been complaining about the lack of burgers made in this household.

The one thing I love about making a burger is that you can customise it to your liking, so the toppings really depend on you and what you like so everything is optional. The reason why I’m sharing this though is more about the method than anything else as I found that this will make my burger the juiciest hmmm. Enjoy!

 

COOKS FOR :: 2- 4
EQUIPMENT NEEDED : Pan and oven
PREP TIME :: 15 MINUTES / MARINADE 1 HOUR AT LEAST
COOKING TIME ::  10 - 15 MINUTES

 

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INGREDIENTS ::

-       500 grams of Ground beef (makes up to 6 patties depending on how big you want them to be, I made 3 in total)
-       1 tsp salt
-       1 tsp black pepper
-       2 tsp powdered beef stock (or whatever beef seasoning you like the most)|
-       Cheddar cheese (Optional, I used Gouda cheese yesterday as I didn’t have cheddar cheese on hand but it isn’t as good as with cheddar cheese)
-       4 burger buns  (depending on how many you patties you want to make with the beef) 
-       Breadcrumbs
-       1 Eggs for inside the patty and more for on top of the burger, if desired
-       Onions, Mayonnaise, ketchup, bacon etc. (if desired)
-       A bit of Butter
-       A bit of Olive oil  

 

 

 

METHOD

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1.    Mix the ground beef with two tablespoons of breadcrumbs, 1 egg, salt, pepper and the beef seasoning of your choice. Then make your patties and marinade them in the fridge for at least an hour.

2.    Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius

3.    Take out your beef from the fridge in advance before you want to cook them (you want them at room temperature, not cold from the fridge)

4.    Heat up your pan on high heat with a bit of olive oil. Once hot, fry your patties for 30 seconds on each side so that they have that nice colour on the outside and transfer them to the oven tray.

5.    Leave them in for about 4 minutes then take them out. Do less if your patty is not as thick as mine. I made three patties with 500 grams of ground beef, so say you do 4 or more patties, then leave the patties in for about 2-3 minutes.

6.    Coat the patty with a bit of butter then flip them over, do the same and place your cheese on top of it. Transfer them back into the oven for another 4 minutes or less.

7.    Toast your bread and start setting up your burger as you like. The best way is to get everything done before your patties get out of the oven and there you have your juicy burger!