Jan's Beef and Red Onion Burgers

Burgers with loads of red onion and a nice heat from the cayenne pepper - served with whatever takes your fancy.  
But the law says you just have to top your burger with cheese if you do nothing else.
Cheese melting on top of the burger with a big dollop of American yellow mustard.....

To make 4 nice fat burgers you will need:
500g very lean beef mince
2 red onions
2 fat cloves of garlic
small handful of flat leaved parsley - chopped
2 teaspoons 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
1 egg - lightly beaten
a glug of olive oil for frying

Toppings include some or all but you have to have the cheese:

4 x sesame burger buns - split and toasted
Gouda cheese slices
tomato - sliced
red onion - sliced in rings
ice burg lettuce - torn 
sour and sweet pickle cucumbers - sliced
cucumber - sliced
sliced sweet and sour cucumbers
American yellow mustard  

How to do it:
Whiz the onion and garlic in a food processor - till finely chopped and put into a large mixing bowl.
Add the beef mince to the bowl and season with salt and pepper, add the cayenne, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce along with the 
ketchup, parsley and the egg.
Mix well with a fork, but don't over mix it or the burgers will have no texture to them - they will become over processed and horrid.
Cover a flat tray 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.
Rest the burgers for a few minutes.  
Serve the burgers in a toasted burger bun, with a slice of cheese and whatever else takes your fancy from the list above.


  1. Man, would I like to wrap my hands and mouth around that burger.....you bet I want to!!

  2. There has to be some lettuce and tomato there too Jan along with the cheese!!!This burger has it all!

  3. mmmm delish - perfect weekend food Jan x


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