Ultimate homemade burger recipe
This recipe has all the tips and tricks you need for the perfect burger. It’s well worth resting your burger for 5 minutes off the grill, as it ensures the meat is tender and juicy.
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
750g beef steak mince (15% fat)
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 medium egg yolk
4 Tesco Finest sesame seed brioche burger buns
topping of your choice, to serve
1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the onion, then cover and cook for 15 mins, stirring occasionally until softened and caramelised. Increase the heat to high, add the Guinness and cook, uncovered, for a further 5 mins, or until the liquid has fully evaporated. Set aside to cool.
2. In a large bowl or food processor, combine the cooled onions with the remaining ingredients and season well. Mix with a wooden spoon or with the paddle attachment for 2-3 mins, until the beef has broken down and binds together. To check the seasoning, fry off a little meat in a frying pan and adjust accordingly.
3. Shape the mixture into 4 equal patties, roughly 2cm wider than the burger buns (they will shrink when you cook them). Chill for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
4. To cook, preheat the barbecue or place a griddle pan over a high heat until smoking hot.
5. Brush the remaining oil over both sides of each burger and place on the barbecue or griddle. Cook for 5-6 mins on each side, until lightly charred and cooked through. Transfer to a clean plate, cover with foil and leave to rest for 5 mins, this ensures the meat is tender and helps to retain the juices.
6. Halve the buns and warm, cut-side down, on the barbecue or griddle. Top each with a burger and the topping of your choice, and get stuck in!
Tip: Oiling the patty reduces the chance of it catching!