Birthday Burgers

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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.

Burger Garnish by you.

Burger Garnishes

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

Red Onion

Sliced Beef Tomatoes


Horseradish Sauce


Sliced Matured Cheddar


Birthday Burgers by you.P1020496 by you.

Beckys Birthday Burg

500g of Derbyshire Beef minced
1 large salad (spring) onion finely chopped
1 tsp of wholegrain mustard
1 tbsp of chopped parsley
Salt & Pepper

  1. Combine all the ingredients
  2. Divide the mixture into 4 and shape into burgers
  3. Refridgerate for at least half an hour
  4. Grill on the BBQ or under a hot grill for 4 minutes on each side

Fennel and Poppy Seed Topped Burger Buns by you.

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.
Cava and a Nasturtium by you.


  1. Dinner diary made me hanker for burgers too – so did some at the weekend and made buns too was all great – its so nice when you make something classic and simple from scratch. Now I’ve read this I think I want burgers again 🙂

  2. Ooh those burgers look really tasty, and your buns look really brilliant! We really need to make our own buns next time instead of being lazy.

  3. Thanks you all for the inspiration and probably need to say thanks to the lovely boyfreind for making them. I cannot take a lot of credit

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