Homemade Beef, Pork and Tomato Burgers

Ingredients for 4 burgers:

For the burgers:

  • 400 g mince beef
  • 100 g minced pork ( or make your own with lean pork chops minced in a food processor)
  • 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Guinness Brown sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • hand full of chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp black pepper corns
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 tsp onion seeds
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • salt to taste

To serve:

  • 4 slices of strong mature cheese
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 small pickled gherkins
  • curly lettuce leaves
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/4 of a cucumber
  • 4 ciabatta bread rolls
  • Homemade garlic mayonnaise– click on the link for my recipe
  • Chunky chips- I just used Mccain’s Gorgeous Chips in beef dripping, they are absolutely amazing.
  • Optional- burger relish

Cooking Method:

Put the pork and beef mince into a large bowl. Using a spice grinder grind all the spices and put on top of the meat. Puree the garlic, chilli, onion and parsley with a food processor and add to the meat. Add the rest of the burger ingredients and mix well. Form 4 large burgers onto a tray, brush with a little oil, cover and leave aside.

Prepare the mayonnaise if using homemade. Click for my recipe here.

Prepare the salad garnished by cutting the tomatoes, onions, gherkins and cucumber into thin circles. Tear the lettuce leaves. Arrange everything onto a serving dish and set aside.

At this point you need to start cooking the chips according to instructions. They take about 20 mintes in the oven.

Heat a griddle pan until smoking and cook the burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Don’t turn them too many times, just once on each side.

When the burgers are cooked, put them on a warm plate, lay a slice of cheese on top and cover with foil to let them rest. Meanwhile half the ciabatta rolls and quickly toast on the griddle pan, put them onto a plate. Get the chips out of the oven and put them into a bowl.

To serve lay everything on the table with individual plates, so everyone can make their own burgers. Fun, right?

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