I love burgers, no doubt about it, im boring too when it comes to eating out, I always opt for the burger on the menu, I just cant seem to help myself.
When ever I get the opportunity I will make my own in the house, nothing beats homemade food especially a burger, If its done right of course, or in this case if its done my way.
Please read all ingredients and method before proceeding
What you will need
This is a hard one really apart from the obvious you can put what ever you want on it. My favourite burger joint make a PB&J burger mmmm. But were not here for that unfortunately.
So the ingredients for the burger I made:
500g of mixed beef and pork mince
Yellow American Mustard
Cheese (your choice, I used Cheddar)
Burger sauce or Reds true BBQ, (there are plenty of different flavours)
Salt and black pepper
You will also need:
A Glass bowl (large enough to go over the pan)
butter or oil
Yes I know what your thinking, a glass bowl? well just wait and see.
To start off wash your hands and put your frying pan on to heat up, then crisp your bacon in a little oil, once done to your liking take out and put on some kitchen paper, leaving the fat in the pan and on the heat.
Then get to squeezing that mince so its all nice and combined then separate them into 6 balls.
Put a ball in your ball in your hand and gently press down in between your palms to form your patty. drop them in the frying pan 2 at a time, depending on the size of your pan, Mine fits 4.
Once you have put the patties in the pan, drop the heat down a little as you dont want to cook them quickly as they will dry out and become tough. Slowly does it. Sprinkle with a little salt and black pepper.
Cook the patties on both sides and brush the patties with yellow mustard in between each flip – 2 mins on one side then 3 on the other and then flip them back over onto the first side, Now you need to work quickly, place your bacon on top of the patties and top with as much cheese as you want.
Now the magic can happen, place the glass bowl over the pan and leave it for about 3-4 minutes – What this does is it creates a mini sauna in the pan to the steam cooks your burger allowing it to become more moist and succulent as well melting that cheese on the top.
Once finished you can take the burgers out and place on a board, the next step is totally optional, you can either toast your buns in the oven for a few minutes on a low heat, or leave the pan on the heat and toast in the pan. What I like to do is put the bottoms of the buns in the pan to soak up all that flavour and the tops in the oven, This is up to you, you dont have to toast them but I would recommend you do as its stops the buns going soggy.
Now the best part, building your burger, you can top it with anything you like, Me I like to leave it as is, but you could add slaw, tomatoes, lettuce, its your burger, you decide. I topped mine with a little burger sauce and thats it, done, time to tuck in.
Tip: Try this recipe on the BBQ, its even better.
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Disclaimer – All food items were purchased from ALDI UK, this is not a sponsored post or paid campaign, all items were purchased myself and the recipe is 100% my own.
Im Lew – A blogger and father of two boys, three if you include the dog, living in Sunderland. Not sure I have the hang of this blog niche thing but hey ho, I’m doing it anyway – expect all sorts of randomness.