When the lovely boyfriend asked me what I wanted for my birthday dinner, I think he was a bit surprised when I said burgers. I blame the bloggers some of my favourite food bloggers (Antics of Cylcing Cook & Dinner Diary ) have been making lovely burgers recently a mix of colourful garnishes, melting cheese or crispy onions.
Despite my penchant for all things BBQ, we haven’t managed to get round to making to having burgers, yep kebabs, grilled fish , steaks , asparagus but not BBQ, I not sure why I know it is really easy , when I was little we never had McDonalds we had McMummy, homemade burgers in homemade rolls.
I even sent a tweet out asking people for their hint and tips on their burgers to help in out. I was busy all day on my birthdaygot home at 8pm to find the BBQ lit , burgers resting in the fridge and a bread dough ready made for home-made buns. I insisted on being allowed to make the buns before I was relegated to the garden with a glass of Cava.
For me burgers are a lot about the garnishes plenty of spicy
horseradish and gerkins and admittedly a gentle dousing of ketchup so
much garnish that the burgers were about three inches high
Sliced Beef Tomatoes
Sliced Matured Cheddar
Beckys Birthday Burgers
500g of Derbyshire Beef minced
1 large salad (spring) onion finely chopped
1 tsp of wholegrain mustard
1 tbsp of chopped parsley
Salt & Pepper
- Combine all the ingredients
- Divide the mixture into 4 and shape into burgers
- Refridgerate for at least half an hour
- Grill on the BBQ or under a hot grill for 4 minutes on each side
Burger Bun Recipe ( from all recipes)
cheated by throwing it into the bread maker to knead but the full recipe is pretty simple and they take just 15 minutes to bake once the dough has proved etc.
I add some fennel and poppy seeds to top of the bun.