Friday, 31 August 2018

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Homemade Hamburgers


Serves 4

Ingredients:
1. 400g ground beef
2. 4 wholemeal burger buns
3. 4 slices of cheddar cheese
4. 2 iceberg lettuce leaves thinly shredded
5. 2 tomatoes thinly sliced
6. 1/2 red pepper bell sliced in ring
7. 1/2 onion sliced in ring
8. 1/4 cucumber sliced thin
9. Ketchup
10. Chili mayonnaise
11. Butter
12. 1 TBS cooking oil

Marinade for the beef patties:
1. 2 cloves garlic pressed
2. 1/2 onion minced or blended
3. 1 TBS corn starch - adding corn starch helps the beef patties to be tender and not dry after frying
4. 1 TBS soy sauce (optional)
5. Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Marinade beef with garlic, onion, soy sauce, corn starch, salt and pepper.
2. Form beef into 4 beef patties by hand.
3. Heat pan with oil, fry beef on medium high heat for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
4. Place cheese on each patty to melt the cheese.
5. Toast the burger buns.
6. Spread butter or chili mayonnaise on each bun.
7. Build the burger by placing lettuces, tomato, red pepper bell, onion, beef patty, cheese and cucumber on the bottom burger bun. Place top bun.

Tip:
You can also add avocado in the burger.

Additional Information:
Our Little FECS requested for hamburgers for dinner tonight. Often, the most challenging part of making hamburger is that the beef patties tend to be dry. The trick is to add corn starch to the ground beef when marinating it. That really helped to make the meat ice, tender and juicy to eat :-)

400g ground beef

Marinade the ground beef with pressed garlic, blended or minced onion, corn starch, salt and pepper. I also added 1 TBS of soy sauce (optional)

Form the ground beef into burger patties

Heat pan with cooking oil

Fry the beef patties until...

Done

Transfer to dish and ready to be build into burgers :-)

Spread a little butter and place some lettuce, red pepper fruit and tomato slices on the burger bun

  Place a beef patty

Place a slice of cheese

Place a layer of onion

Place a layer of cucumber slices

Place the top burger bun

31 August 2018: Baby FECS (2Y3M15D) and Little FECS (9Y5M26D) helping to marinade the ground beef

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