Thursday, 3 June 2010

with Rocket, Red Onion and Edam Cheese


1kg lean minced beef
2 large onions, finely chopped
50g brown breadcrumbs
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 egg, beaten
2tbsp chopped parsley
6-8 large, seeded rolls
250g Edam, sliced thinly
125g rocket
1 large red onion, thinly sliced

To make the burgers

Mix the minced beef, onions, breadcrumbs and Parsley together in a large bowl, season well and add the beaten egg to bind together.

Form into 6-8 patties. Cover the burgers with clingfilm and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Grill, or barbecue the burgers for 4-5 minutes each side.

Lay a slice of cheese on top of each burger and grill for 1 minute.

Toast the inside of the rolls, spread with a little mayonnaise or relish, put in some rocket and red onion then a burger, top each burger with tomato relish.

Serve with potato wedges, tossed in olive oil and roasted in the oven until tender and golden.


For a spicy burger add, 1tsp ground cumin and 1tsp ground coriander to the meat mixture and replace the chopped Parsley with chopped Coriander.

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