21 February 2011

Best Burgers EVER!

Seriously, these things are amazing! This is the recipe as I made them last night. It made 6 burgers as it was for a 'bacon double cheeseburger' and Darren wanted 2 for himself!
But it was WAY too much food. I couldnt finish mine, and we both just lay on the sofa unmoving after eating. yeah we should have stopped eating before we got too full, but they were so yummy we just kept going! :)

The recipe I am sharing now is my adjusted version that serves 2, and makes single not double stack burgers. The photos were taken when I made the full original recipe.

The Ingredients
300gextra lean beef mince
1-2 garlic cloves (I use one small and one large clove)
1-2 spring onions (original recipe called for shallots, but we had none. Also personally, onions make me quite poorly, and spring onions dont effect me anywhere near as badly! I use 2 small or 1 larger)
1 and half teaspoons of Worcestershire Sauce
Ground black pepper
4 rashers bacon
2 wholemeal rolls
Handfull of spinach leaves
2 low fat cheese slices
Frylight for cooking
2 large potatoes (for chips)

The Method
Preheat oven to 180C
Start with the chips. Chop potatoes into chip sized chunks
Par boil chips for around 5 minutes and drain
put back into saucepan and give a good shake to break up the edges.
place chips on a naking tray & spray with frylight
add herbs/spices if you want to (Personally I sprinkle with a little garlc salt)
pop into your preheated oven for 30-35 minutes

Put mince, crushed garlic, chopped onions and worcester sauce in a bowl
Season Well
Mix well with hands
Split mixture in half and shape into burger patties
Frylight a frying pan and cook burger for 5-8 minutes on each side
at the same time fry the bacon rashers
remove bacon and burgers and rest on a couple of sheets of kitchen roll (pad away any excess fat)
Cut bun in half
Layer spinach on bottom half of bun. followed by 2 bacon rashers. a burger and top with a slice of cheese
finish off with a squirt of ketchup if you want, and the top of the bun
take chips from the oven and split between the 2 plates
As you can see. following the original recipe made HUGE double burgers. If you have a really big appetite the go for the doubles. but for a more manageable meal, a single stack is much better (imo)

If you try them, I hope you enjoy them as much as we did. x


Amy said...

Ooh, they look soooo tasty! never tried making my own burgers before, but I am tempted now!



Sarah Denton said...

I made the Jamie Oliver burgers once and they were nice but these look mych better