Classic beef burger recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook, 20 mins to cool
  • 273 calories / serving
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If you're looking for a plain and simple beef burger recipe full of flavour, then you're in luck. These burgers are strictly traditional - no extra toppings, fillings or buns stacked high - just a great meaty taste.

  1. Mix together the onion, breadcrumbs, egg and Worcestershire sauce, then season. Leave for 1 minute for the flavours to absorb, then add the beef mince and combine.
  2. Rub a little oil on your hands and divide the mixture into 4 balls. Roll each ball, gradually flattening it while pressing in the edges so they're even. They should be about 10cm (4in) in diameter and (½ inch) thick.
  3. Place the burgers between 2 sheets of nonstick baking paper and put in the fridge for at least 20 minutes to help the mixture bind together.
  4. Grill or fry for 4-5 minutes each side, then serve in baps with lettuce and slices of tomato and red onion.

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 25g (1oz) breadcrumbs
  • 1 free range egg
  • 3tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ground white pepper
  • 500g (1lb 2oz) lean beef mince
  • Energy 1140kj 273kcal 14%
  • Fat 14g 19%
  • Saturates 6g 28%
  • Sugars 2g 2%
  • Salt 0.6g 10%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 7g Protein 30.1g Fibre 0.6g


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