Top Notch Burger - Served on an English Muffin

Nice fat juicy burgers made with best quality beef, sun dried tomatoes and gherkins.  The cayenne pepper and Tabasco both help to add a really nice flavour and heat to them.

Top Notch Burger - Served on an English Muffin

Get yourself the best minced beef you can buy and it will have a low fat content.  Burgers you make yourself will be the best you've ever tasted.

Top Notch Burger



To make 4 fat burgers you will need: 
500g very lean beef mince
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
a splash or two of Tabasco
a splash or two of Worcestershire sauce
a good squeeze of tomato ketchup
6 sun dried tomato halves (drained from the oil in the jar) - chopped
5 cocktail gherkins - chopped   
a good splash of balsamic vinegar
a glug of olive oil for frying

To serve:
4 x English Muffins - split and toasted
tomato - sliced
red onion - sliced in rings
ice burg lettuce - torn  
sour and sweet pickle cucumbers - sliced
cucumber - sliced and if you fancy, some sliced sweet and sour cucumbers too

How to do it:
Put the beef mince into a large bowl and season, add the smoked paprika, cayenne, the Tabasco and
Worcestershire sauce along with the ketchup.
Drain the gherkins on kitchen towel, chop then add those too. 
Also, drain the sun dried tomatoes on kitchen towel, chop and throw those in.

Mix well, but don't over mix it or the burgers will have no texture to them. 

Get a tray and cover with greaseproof paper, put the cooking rings (mine are 9cm by 3cm) on it and fill each one evenly with the meat mixture.
Press down with a spoon till they look nice.  Now cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes
so they hold their shape.

Heat a glug of olive oil in a nice big frying pan.
Pan-fry allowing 4 minutes on each side for medium burgers.

Leave to rest for a few minutes.  Serve the burgers in a toasted muffin, with the tomato and lettuce red onion and whatever else you fancy.

Top Notch Burger - Served on an English Muffin

10 comments

  1. These look so tasty Jan... hopefully not to long until the barbeque comes out so I can give these a try! Lucie x

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  2. That looks amazing Jan! I love the tip about the cooking rings!

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  3. I could quite easily eat one of these right now

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  4. This would be perfect for dinner!!!

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  5. Jab dear, I can think of nothing more moreish than that fat juicy burger!!

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  6. Jan, the picture is so good! I had to come over from facebook for a closer look!

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  7. It's so cruel of you to post this juicy burger when it's the last week of Lent. I want to be a topping for the burger!

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  8. I am not such a big fan of burgers but this one looks so juicy and so delicious I could NOT RESIST!

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  9. OMG, look at that juicy meat patty!

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Cheers
Jan

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