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Home-made burgers

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Home-made burgers

Main Serves 6 40 min
Riverford minced beef makes excellent burgers, but many aficionados call for chuck steak which has a good fat content. If you want to use that instead, finely dice it then pulse to the right texture in a food processor. Make this your own with your favouite toppings: lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes, slivers of red onion, gherkins, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise.

Cook's notes

Keep it traditional or add different flavours to the minced meat - a little chopped chilli, some crumbled blue cheese, a few herbs.


  • 100g onions, finely chopped
  • 1kg minced beef
  • 8g salt
  • 2g pepper


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
  • Step 1

    Gently fry the onions in 2 tablespoons of oil for 10 mins, until softened without colouring. Cool.
  • Step 2

    Combine the minced meat and cooked onions. Season.
  • Step 3

    Test a little of the mix to check it has the right amount of seasoning for you by frying a small, walnut-sized nugget of it until just cooked through. Taste that and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  • Step 4

    Form the rest of the mix into burger shapes.
  • Step 5

    Grill, barbecue or fry the burgers until just cooked through.

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