Homemade burgers


400g lean beef mince

1 red onion

1 small egg

Black pepper

Flour, for dusting


Mixing bowl, chopping board, knife, plate, fish slice.


  1. Peel and finely dice the onion.
  1. Mix the minced beef with the onion, egg and black pepper.
  2. Divide mixture into 8 balls. Dust hands in flour and flatten each ball into a burger shape. Thoroughly wash and dry hands after touching the raw meat.
  3. Cook on the barbeque or under the grill until cooked – about 5 minutes each side. Ensure no pink meat remains.

Top tips:

  • Add chopped mushrooms, chilli, garlic or herbs to the meat mixture.
  • Use lamb, pork or turkey mince for a change.
  • Serve the burger in a bun with lots of salad.
  • Shape into balls and serve with a rich tomato sauce on pasta.
  • Double the recipe and freeze half (uncooked) for another time.


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