Blazing burger


1 small red onion

1cm piece fresh root ginger

1 red chilli

225g lean beef mince

1 x 5ml Worcestershire sauce


Knife, chopping board, weighing scales, large bowl, measuring spoon, plate, cling film, fish slice, tongs, oven gloves.


  1. Prepare the ingredients:
    • peel and finely chop the onion;
    • peel and finely chop the ginger;
    • deseed and chop the chilli.
  2. Place the beef mince, onion, ginger, chilli and Worcestershire sauce in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Mix the ingredients together.
  4. Divide the mixture into 2 evenly-sized portions with damp hands.
  5. Shape each portion into a round and gently flatten to a burger shape.
  6. Place the burgers on a clean plate, cover and chill in the refrigerator for up to 30 minutes, if time permits.
  7. Preheat the grill or prepare the barbeque.
  8. Cook the burgers for 6-8 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and any meat juices run clear.

Top tips:

  • If preferred replace the ginger with 1-2 x 15ml curry powder and the Worcestershire sauce with mango chutney.
  • To prevent the burgers breaking up during cooking on the barbecue, place on a sheet of aluminium foil over the barbecue grill.
  • Serve the burgers in rolls garnished with salad leaves, finely shredded chilli strips and a spoonful of your favourite prepared relishes and potato wedges.


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