Homemade beef burgers are a traditional barbecue must have, this recipe is super simple, quick and easy and prep can be done in under half an hour. With garlic and Dijon to add a bit flavour. 

Serves                   4



·         500g lean minced beef

·         1 red onion, diced

·         2 garlic cloves, crushed



·         1 egg

·         olive oil

·         salt and pepper

·         1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

  • Heat up the oil in a frying pan and add the diced onions.


  • Reduce the heat and let the onions sweat slowly, adding in the garlic to ensure it doesn’t burn and become bitter.


  • Add the beef to a mixing bowl and break up with your fingers.


  • Tip in the onions and garlic, once cooled slightly and mix together thoroughly.


  • Add salt and pepper and the Dijon mustard.


  • Pour in the egg and ensure that it has been mixed right the way through the beef and onions.


  • Separate the mixture into 4 portions and start moulding using your hands into burgers. Create a depression in the centre, this will ensure the burgers cook evenly and flat. Place in the fridge to chilled and stiffen.


  • Once chilled and with the barbeque lit and the coals simmered down, place the burgers on the BBQ.


  • Ensure that each side has sealed, if not they’ll fall apart when you lift them off. Turn them over until cooked through or to the desired pinkness in the centre.


  • Serve on crusty ciabatta with fresh watercress or leafy salad and enjoy. These can be frozen and defrosted for use later on.


Recipe Sourced From BBCgoodfood

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