Beef, Lamb, Chicken or Fish Burgers
Beef, Chicken or Fish Burgers
Burgers are easy to make at home, taste better and work out a lot cheaper. Burgers are easy to make and work out a lot cheaper when made at home. Makes 8
500 gm. mince beef, or meat of your choice or chicken or mashed fish (tinned fish can be used)
2 medium onions, peeled and finely chopped
2 slices from a large white loaf, made into crumbs in a food processor or on a grater
1 tbsp. fresh herbs like parsley or coriander
1 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Divide the mix into 8 portions.
With oiled or wetted palms/hands, first roll them into balls and then flatten into burger shapes.
Keep them in the fridge for 1/2 hour. They are suitable for freezing, provided you are not using defrosted mince.
You can either grill or barbecue them or shallow fry them in a pan with little or no oil.
Serve with bread rolls/burger buns or with salad and French fries (chips) and tomato sauce.
You can make them into sausage or Kebab shape, like a Sheek kebabs. They are then easier to use with hot dog rolls.
You can add chopped green chillies, chopped coriander leaves and 1/2 tsp. Garam Masala powder, to give them an Indian taste.
When made with fish, burgers can be part of a healthy-options diet.