Beef burgers

Everyone loves a burger from time to time, and to make your own surpasses the flavour of any shop bought, mass produce, additive containing, packed out with cheap filler, mush every time.  They’re simple to make (involve the kids) and you can easily batch make these to freeze for a later date. So, lets burger off into the kitchen and get making!

10 Wholewheat crackers (or Cream Crackers or 2 slices of bread, crumbed)
Handful of fresh parsley, roughly chopped (use 1tbs dried if you don’t have fresh)
15ml (1tbs) Wholegrain mustard (or any mustard you find in your fridge!)
1 Large egg
1 Medium onion, finely chopped
1 Red chilli, finely chopped
2 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
500g Minced beef (try to choose leaner beef if you can, as it’ll ooze less fat when you cook it)
Salt & pepper
1. Tip all of your ingredients into a large bowl.
2. Get your hands in there and squish it all together until fully combined.
3. Divide into 8 equal(ish) portions.
4. Flatten into evenly shaped rounds resembling a burger (make sure they’re about the same thickness so they all cook at the same time).

5. Preheat a griddle pan until very hot.

6. Cook for 4-5 minutes each side or until cooked through.
Serve in a roll with some tomato chutney, cheese & a bit of salad.
See, I told you it was easy!
If you don’t want to use them all now, simply place a piece of waxed/grease proof paper between each one, bag them up and put into a freezer.  Defrost before cooking.
If you want to be all evenly shaped and pretty looking, you can buy a burger press with waxed discs fairly cheaply online or even from some of the supermarkets.