American classics part 2 – hamburgers !!!

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Hamburgers are delicious but very often they’re greasy and packed with salt and other preservatives that they don’t really need. Making them at home is a good options for those of us who like to eat fresh and control what is put into our food. I like to serve them with my version of the special sauce served with big mac, just for that special kick of flavour. 😉

For 4-6 burgers you will need:

500g of good quality beef mince

1 small onion- chopped very finely

2 tbsp of sweet chili sauce

2 tbsp of worcestershire sauce

2 heaped tsp of hot mustard

1 tsp of garlic powder

Salt, pepper to taste

About  3-4 tbsp of breadcrumbs

4-6 sesame hamburger buns

For the special sauce:

1 small onion, finely chopped

4-5 small gurkins , finely diced

5 heaped tbsp of mayo

3 tsp of mustard

Salt,pepper to taste

About 1 flat tsp of sugar

About 1 tbsp of the gurkin juice

1 tsp of hot sauce

1 tbsp of ketchup

Optional toppings: lettuce, tomato slices, red onion, cheese.

Now this is very simple, as most of the things I cook. All you need to do is mix your meat- preferably at room temperature with onion, and all the seasonings-season to taste and let it stand for a bit for the flavours to get to know eachother.

While the meat is developing flavour, you can prepare your toppings, I used tomatoes, lettuce,cheese and red onions.

You can also make your special sauce but simply mixing all the ingredients together – then put it in the fridge until you need it.

After 15-20 min take your meat and divide into even portions, form burgers- I like mine thick,and pan fry them- until they’re deep brown colour- if you want to make sure they’re cooked,you can pop them into the oven for a few minutes so they cook through evenly.

Once they’re in the oven, toast off the buns and assemble- some special sauce, lettuce,tomato,burger,cheese on top and decorate with red onion. Serve with some extra sauce on the side!

Simple yet briliant 😉

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