When the sun comes out, one of the first things on people’s minds is a barbeque! It is a great way to get friends and family together after a long cold winter, and enjoy the warm sun while eating delicious, freshly barbequed burgers!
It is easy to pop down to the local supermarket to get some premade patties, but those are often loaded with preservatives and all sorts of other ingredients. Rather, make your own! Not only will you know exactly what is going in them, but you will also be able to make them in a variety of interesting mixes and flavours! (And it often works out cheaper too – bonus!)
This post will give you a few fun burger recipes for your next DIY barbeque.
Basic Burger Patty Recipe
500g good-quality beef mince
1 small onion (finely diced)
Mix the beef mince with the diced onion and egg in a bowl. Divide the mixture in four, and carefully roll into balls. Flatten the balls with your palm to about 3 centimetres thick. Place on a plate, cover with cling wrap, and let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
*Worcestershire sauce: Adds a nice tang to the beef.
*Garlic: Garlic makes almost anything taste better! Add fresh chopped garlic to the mix.
*Grated cheese: Instead of adding the cheese to the burger once it’s cooked, add it to the mix. The flavours will meld together as the patty is cooking.
*Barbeque sauce: Another ingredient normally added after the burger is cooked – this adds a rich flavour if you mix it into the raw beef mince.
*Hot sauce: For the hot sauce lovers, adding some Tabasco (or similar) sauce adds a good kick to the burger. You could also add fresh chopped chillies!
*Mushrooms: Mushrooms add a nice, hearty texture to the mince while lowering the fat in the patty. Great for those watching their weight!
Enjoy your DIY burgers!