Yay! The sunshine came back. And thankfully it's looking a lot more settled for the next few days. While so far it’s been a wet and cool May we’re crossing our fingers for that summer heatwave that always arrives around final exam time!
There are so many things to love about this time of year; one of our absolute favourites is lots of family time spent outdoors. Last year, we spent most of the summer barbequing. So in this month’s newsletter, you’ll find a perfect summer bbq recipe for the most delicious homemade beef burgers, a recipe we hope you can use all summer long.
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Bright skies and bustling greens makes this one of our favorite things to do.
It’s started and we couldn’t be happier!
Serves 4 large portions.
Homemade Beef Burgers
This recipe is from Annabel Karmel - the baby food guru - so for a burger recipe it comes from a slightly unusual source. But what I've learnt over the years, is that sometimes the most delicious recipes appear in extraordinary places.
I've been making these since Ross was a toddler and have never ever found a tastier burger recipe. They rival any gourmet/hipster burger bars- seriously!!
After at least ten years of making and eating these I've perfected the toppings and the bun. If you follow exactly, to the last drop of ketchup, you will be rewarded with one of the best burgers you will ever eat.
What you’ll need:
450g lean minced beef
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
1 'Knorr stock pot' chicken stock cube dissolved in 2 tbsp of water
1 apple, peeled and grated
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
A pinch of brown sugar
Salt and black pepper
How to make the best burgers:
Mix the chopped onion, chopped parsley, grated apple, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, stock cube mixed with water, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the mince and mix until all ingredients are combined. Place in the fridge and chill for at least two hours.
Using your hands make six burgers from the mixture and chill for a further 10 mins so they hold their shape when cooking.
In a large pan heat two tablespoons of olive oil over a medium/high heat. Don't overcrowd the pan, fry 3 or 4 burgers at a time for 5 - 10 minutes until well browned, then turn over. Cook for a further 5 minutes until cooked through.
Next the brioche buns.. Toast 'lightly' (very important!) under the grill for a couple of minutes - don't overcook, and keep a good eye on them so they don’t burn, they can go from perfectly golden to black and charred in just a few seconds if you’re not watching. Then spread one side with Hellmann's mayonnaise, on top of this squirt Heinz tomato ketchup and French's classic yellow mustard.
Top the burger with sliced gherkins and that's it. Don't add anything else; no cheese, no lettuce, no tomatoes, appreciate the simplicity of the most epic burger you will ever eat. Obviously after you've eaten it in its most glorious state you can add what you like, and we do, but more often we just eat them like this. As much as I like great ingredients and endless variety I think in this case the best burger is as simple as this…
And for the cheeseburger topping:
Mature white cheddar (melt on the cooked burger in the pan), rocket, tomato and sweet onion relish.