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Homemade Burgers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Tasty & simple homemade burgers, and you can rest assured you know 100% what's in them.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Western
Servings: 12
Author: Gillian Thompson
  • 1 kg minced beef
  • 300 g mushrooms chopped
  • 100 g fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 4 spring onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp fresh Thyme or other herbs of your choice
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • chutney or relish of your choice
  • 6 burger buns or pita breads to serve
  1. Finely chop the spring onion and mushroom in a food processor.
  2. Add the beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, herbs, tomato puree and seasonings and process for a few more seconds, until the mixture binds together but still retains its texture.
  3. Dampen your hands to prevent the mixture from sticking and roll into 8-12 portions (depending on how large you like em!).
  4. Place your balls on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  5. Press the balls to flatten into flat round burgers.
  6. Let rest in the fridge for 30 minutes or until ready to cook, freeze any extras.
  7. BBQ the burgers 5-8 minutes each side or cook in a non-stick frying pan for 5-8 minutes each side. Use a fish slice to flip the burgers gently so they don't break up.
  8. Serve with sliced cheese, salad leaves, sliced tomato, relish of your choice and yummy homemade oven fries.
Recipe Notes

This quantity yielded twelve 100g beef burgers.

Variations: Make a cheesy filling by placing a cube of cheddar in the centre of each piece of beef. Wrap the meat around the cheese to make a burger. Flatten then chill for 30 minutes before grilling.