With this wonderful summer weather, my mind has turned to one important thing (well, two sort of): food and BBQ's.
And I'd like to share with you a tasty recipe for beef burgers - quick, simple, ideal for Richmond's BBQ's.
Preparation time takes less than half an hour, and cooking takes between 10-30 minutes depending on the heat of your BBQ. The quantities listed below make 4-6 burgers, so adjust as required.
1kg minced beef
1 large onion, grated
3 tbsp or handful of chopped fresh parsley and thyme
salt & pepper
generous sprinkle of curry powder to taste
sprinkle of dried paprika
1 large egg, lightly beaten, to bind the patties together
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl with a fork.
Using wet hands, make the desired sized patties, ensuring they are an even thickness across.
Cook on BBQ, evenly browning both sides - making sure the middle is browned through as well.
Serve nude, or in a bap with the usual grated cheese / chilli sauce / ketchup as desired.
Please do make sure you use fresh or at least fully-defrosted mince meat - to my cost I once used slightly still-frozen meat, and the burgers dripped and drained into the now rapidly flaming BBQ, only to spectacularly fall apart. Still, we managed to finish them in the oven so all was not lost.
Silas Van Der Bas
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Silas Van Der Bas is a freelance writer and photographer with The Little White Studio.