Usually for Sunday dinner we have something like a roast, but with our little furry friends living on the dining table until tomorrow we needed an easy meal we could eat on our *ahem* laps on the settee.
We used to have homemade burgers quite a lot, but with us becoming a bit more experimental with food they went by the wayside. Tonight was the perfect opportunity to resurrect them. I believe the key to a great burger is good quality ingredients and not too many ingredients. I use the same basic recipe for most burgers but just change the meat, filling and/or herbs.
I rarely put fillers like breadcrumbs in my meat burgers and only use egg to bind if it really needs it. There are various way you can cook your burger. I prefer to cook them on a rack over a baking tray in the oven. There are two reasons for this:
1)It solves the problem of trying to turn them over if your frying them
2)It’s healthier than frying
3)We usually have them with homemade oven chips and we don’t have a separate grill and oven.
Tonight we had them with in ciabatta with a basic tomato salsa, home-made wedges. The burgers turned out quite rounded so the salsa didn’t sit very well on top of them, but they still tasted delicious.
Feta Stuffed Beef Burgers
300g good quality beef mince
1/2 tsp mint
12 small cubes of feta (or however many you can stuff in your burger!)
splash of Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1) Preheat oven to 200oc. Mix all ingredients (apart from feta) until well combined. Roll mix into 2 balls
2) Flatten each ball into a disk and make an deep indentation in the middle. Push feta into the hole and mould mince around feta.
3) Place on rack in baking tray (you don’t have to do this but I think they cook better). In the style of Jamie O drizzle with a small amount of olive oil. Bake for 25-30 min.