There's something about a burger, when you want one, you want one!
Just ask Elvis...
'You can have your burger and eat it' and chances are making your own will be a lot nicer too.
It's the ultimate comfort food, feels like its bad because of the 'junk food' reputation, but it's a protein feast, that begs for nutritious toppings of onions, tomatoes, salad, mushrooms, fried sliced aubergines, avocados... the list goes on.
Go for an open burger on seeded rye or go naked and just eat the burger with salad.
The great thing about a burger is you can dress it any way you want - blue cheese, gherkins, a melting cheese such as Gruyère, Taleggio or Cheddar, lashings of salad, guacamole, hot sauce... what ever takes your fancy.
And we have created a stunning sugar-free tomato sauce to go with this feast too!
1kg good-quality (preferably organic) beef mince
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped parsley
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 finely chopped dill pickle gherkin,
1 large free-range egg yolk
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Mix all the ingredients for the burger in a big bowl and season well.
Cover and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
Shape the mixture into 8 burgers.
Heat the oil in the pan.
Place the patties in the pan and brown.
Meanwhile, preheat the grill to medium hot.
Top each burger with a slice of cheese and grill for 2 minutes until bubbling.
If serving with buns, toast the burger buns until lightly golden.
Add the burgers and toppings of choice.
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