Gourmet Beef Burger

Cook time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

1kg fatty minced beef
1 onion, grated
4 sprigs of thyme, finely chopped
½ cup parsley, finely chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ cup fresh bread crumbs
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper


6 baby cos lettuce leaves
6 slices of canned beetroot
1 tomato
6 slices good quality cheddar
5 tbsp whole egg mayonnaise
5 tbsp tomato relish (or tomato sauce)
6 rashers of bacon (optional), fried
6 burger buns

Gourmet Beef Burger

Method

Combine the beef with the grated onion, herbs, egg, bread crumbs, tomato sauce and Wostorshire. Season well with salt and pepper. Mix well with your hands and knead until thoroughly combined. Separate the meat into six and roll into balls.

To cook, heat the pan (or barbeque) to medium heat.  Add a little oil and add the meat. Using a fish slice press down on each patty to flatten. Cook on each side for 3-5 minutes or longer if you would like them well done.

To assemble the burgers: toast the buns under the grill with a slice of the cheese. Add a dollop of the mayonnaise and tomato relish and the burger patty. Add the lettuce, beetroot and tomato slices and finally the fried bacon if you desire.