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The Not-So-Humble Hamburger


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 30m


  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Half a cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


Step 1

In a bowl mix the onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, egg, breadcrumbs and minced beef, mix thoroughly using your hands or a fork.

Step 2

Add salt and pepper to taste towards the end of mixing.

Step 3

Mix the ingredients lightly but well – over mixed meat can become compacted and will result in tough burgers.

Step 4

Carefully shape the mixture into six hamburger patties, about 15mm to 20mm thick.

Step 5

Place the patties on a preheated grill (200°C) or preheated frying pan and cook for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, depending on your required doneness. If you have a meat thermometer a rare patty will be ready at 140°C, while well done will read 160°C.

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