Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Homemade Beefburger

Making a beefburger is ridiculously simple and does not require extensive use of herbs/spices/fillers and the like that many recipes seem to think is necessary. Seconds to make and not that long to cook - why would you buy ready made ones? This recipe is pretty much stolen with pride from the Ocado website - does the job nicely.


  • 400g minced (ground) lean beef
  • 2 tbsp Peroni Nastro Azzurro or similar beer
  • 1 pinch Salt and pepper
  • 1 dash Tabasco
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


Put the beef in a bowl and mix with the beer (it's probably easiest to use your hands)

Mix in the salt, pepper and the tabasco sauce.

Turn it out onto a chopping board and form into four burger shaped rounds. You can also use silicone egg rings as a mould if you want them to be perfectly circular. On cooking the diameter shrinks a bit so it is probably worth making them slightly larger than the width of the bun.

Put the oil in a frying pan or griddle on a medium heat and cook, turning occasionally, until done (See Resources Pages for temperature charts for how well done the meat is).

Serve on a bun with whatever you fancy; cheese, onions, coleslaw...

Picture taken from the Ocado Website

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