Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hamburger Patty Recipe - Easy Cooking

Another easy cooking recipe for the barbecue is this hamburger patty recipe. Like most guys i love to grab a beer and cook outside on the barbecue, and just start frying. There is no more easy method of cooking for guys than to crank up the barbecue, and who doesn't love that smoky flavour in your hamburger patties. This recipe uses half lamb with half beef, but you can just as easy use all beef.

  • 250 grams beef mince - For best results make sure the lamb and beef are as fat free as possible, too fatty and you will lose flavour and burn the outside of the patties. You also risk a flare up on the barbecue.
  • 250 grams lamb mince
  • 1 medium sized carrot
  • 2 brown onions
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tea spoon mince garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • mixed herbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • Finely dice one of the onions and grate the carrot.
  • Beat the eggs, and crumble the stock cubes.
  • Mix all the ingredients (except the second onion and butter) together thoroughly.
  • Halve the second onion and slice, this will be used as a topping in the bun later.
  • You can either roll handfulls of the mixture into patties and use and egg ring  or a hamburger patty maker if you are really fussy about presentation.
  • Note, if the hamburger patty mixture is too sloppy you can always add a little plain flour to help.
  • Get the barbecue plate hot. Drizzle a little oil and fry until cooked through, check regularly so that they don't get burnt on one side. Many barbecues have hot spots so make sure you move the patties around a little so they all cook evenly.
  • Place the sliced onion rings on the barbecue and drop the 2 tablespoons of butter on the top. Flip regularly to avoid burning the onions. Allow the butter to coat through the onions, this will create a caramelised effect and stop the onions from drying out.

Note I didn't include the serving ingredients in the above as this is strictly a hamburger patty recipe, but i guess hamburger patties by themselves aren't much fun.

Bun selection is important and varies from person to person. I like a large soft bun with seseame seeds, OK stop laughing now.

Spread a relish (i like tomato) over the bottom half of the bun, and mayonaise over the top half.
Place the hamburger patty on the bottom bun, and top with a few of the caramelised onion rings. If you like sauce add it now, mustard, berbecue or ketchup are all good. Add sliced tomato, salt and pepper, jalapenos, avacado, maybe some cheese, and finally lettuce.

Close the hamburger with the top half of the bun, serve with a side of chips. You guys can grab another beer for a job well done, and chow down on the tastiest hamburger patty recipe you likely to eat today.

Fry a few eggs and rashers of bacon for a hamburger with the lot.

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