Cheesy Beef Burgers
- 1 ½lb/700g lean minced beef
- 1 medium sized onion/1 bunch spring onions-finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic-finely diced
- 2oz/50g breadcrumbs
- 2oz/50g grated parmesan/mozzarella cheese
- 2 dessert spoon tomato ketchup/chilli jam
- 1 large egg
- Freshly chopped parsley
Put the minced beef into a large mixing bowl.
Add in the finely diced onion and garlic.
Mix in the breadcrumbs, cheese and chopped parsley together with the tomato ketchup/chilli jam.
Season the mixture with a little salt and pepper.
Add in the egg and mash the mixture together with your hands using the egg as a binding agent.
Divide the mixture into 6-7 pieces and using a little plain flour shape them into your desired shapes about ½ inch thick.
Allow to rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Heat a large frying pan with a little oil and then pan fry the burgers on either side until golden brown.
Transfer them to the oven and cook for 12-15 further minutes to make sure that they are well cooked through.
Cut one in the centre just to make sure as undercooked mince is a high risk product.
Serve with some toasted burger buns, chilli mayonnaise, lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes, grilled bacon & sliced cheese.
Cajun Potato Wedges:
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4
Wash some rooster potatoes and cut into chunky wedges.
Drizzle with a small amount of oil and some Cajun spice
For 4 large potatoes I would normally use a level teaspoon of spice.
Mix them all together in a bowl and place on a baking tray lined with parchment.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until crispy and well cooked through to the centre.
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Edward Hayden is at your service…
Check out some of my great recipes using some easy to source ingredients. The recipes won’t take you that long to create in terms of time commitment but are guaranteed to impress your diners!
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Edward has published three cookery books. His first self published book, ‘Edward Entertains’ was released in 2008 and is sold out. His next two publications ‘Food to Love’ (which was awarded the prestigious Kerry Food Book of the Year) and ‘Food for Friends’ were published with The O’Brien Press. He is currently putting the finishing touches to his next book, due for release next year.see books
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