Juicy Beef Burgers


Makes 6 burgers

900g lean minced beef
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp chopped chives
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Rapeseed oil, to brush

Lettuce leaves, to serve
4 to 5 tbsp mayonnaise, to serve
2 sliced red onions, to serve
2 tomatoes, sliced, to serve
Crumbled feta, cheddar, parmesan or a local cheese of your choice
6 brioche burger buns, to serve

To prepare the burger, place the beef into a bowl, add the chopped onion, garlic, tomato ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, chives, salt and pepper and mix well. Divide the mix into 6 equal portions. Dampen your hands and shape the mix into a patty shape. Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to set the burgers.
Preheat the BBQ to a high heat of 200°C to sear the burgers first, then reduce the temperature to a medium heat 160°C to 170°C, by turning the gas down or moving the burgers to a cooler area of a charcoal BBQ
Brush the patties with rapeseed oil and place on the grill racks. Grill for about 3-4 minutes on each side to sear and then cook on the lower temperature for 5-6 minutes until cooked through to your preferred doneness.
To assemble, toast the burger buns. Spoon some mayonnaise on the base and top of the bun, add the lettuce, then the beef patty, onion and tomato sliced. Crumble the feta or your preferred cheese over. Place the lid on top and enjoy.

Tip: Any leftover uncooked burgers can be reshaped into meatballs and refrigerated or frozen for a meal another day

Stop Food Waste Message
As part of the Stop Food Waste summer campaign, here’s a delicious recipe, perfect for your al fresco dining, yet mindful of food waste which is not only bad for our pockets but also for our environment.
Lots more information on www.stopfoodwaste.ie Thank you to all the wonderful local authorities who participated in this campaign

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