Friday, 26 June 2015

Homemade Beef Burgers (perfect for barbecues!)

If you happen to have a spare moment over the next few weeks while the sun is shining and if you're looking for a delicious homemade beef burger recipe to make full use of the barbecue weather, you've come to the right place! As well as being allergic to dairy and nuts, I am also allergic to eggs which makes adapting recipes rather interesting! In my quest to make a decent eggless burger, I was faced with many an egg- yolk requiring recipe and so decided that I might as well try and make my own. I suppose I realised that eggs aren't really what they're cracked up to be and are not essential in making homemade burgers! These also freeze well, if the weather suddenly decides to change... If you would like to see how I make them, hit the link to my YouTube channel below:





Makes 4 large burgers

Ingredients

1tbsp of flaxseed mixed with 3tbsp of water
500g of beef mince
2 tsp of wholegrain mustard
1 tsp of mixed herbs
1/2 tsp of Thyme
1 garlic clove
1/2 lemon zested
pinch of cayenne pepper
olive oil
salt and pepper

Method

Begin by creating the flax egg by mixing the flaxseed with water in a small bowl. Leave this to form an egg-like consistency for 1- minutes.

Then, in a large bowl, grate your clove of garlic and then zest the half of the lemon.

Break up the mince in your hands so that it begins to separate and mix the rest of the ingredients together using your hands to combine everything together.

Make sure that it all comes together well into one large mass.

You can now divide your mixture into 4 balls, shaping them into round burgers and patting them down to your desired thickness.

If you are having a barbecue, cook these on each side for about 5 minutes once the coals have become white and are hot enough.

Serve in a burger bun, pitta bread or even naked with a lettuce wrap topped with whatever toppings you like!