- 1lb/500g ground sirloin
- 1 half onion, finely chopped
- 4 pinches ground coriander
- 4 pinches paprika
- a dash black pepper, fresh ground
- a pinch salt
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- First, mix all the ingredients in a bowl and using your hands, shape into four balls.
- Turn the heat to medium under the skillet and add a tiny amount of oil. When the skillet is hot, add the burgers, pushing them flat with a spatula. Cook for about 3 minutes each side for medium rare, longer for well done and less for rare.
- Just before the burgers are ready, toast the inside of the buns under a broiler or over a grill or in a toaster. If using a grill or broiler, spread a little butter on the buns first. My personal preference for serving them is a little Mayo on the bottom of the bun, then the burger with a thin slice of raw onion, a lettuce leaf and a slice of tomato. Topped off with a dab of ketchup and a good helping of English mustard on the top half of the bread. But, the great thing about making home made hamburgers is, you can add what you want. I like to serve them with homemade French fries.
Some Gourmet serving suggestions
Once you have the basic burger recipe down, there are plenty of ways to turn them into “Gourmet Burgers.” These are a few of my favorite serving suggestions:
- Bacon, brie and caramelized onions (top photo)
- Avocado and swiss cheese
- Bacon, BBQ sauce and American cheese (A Wisconsin Cheddar with bite?)
- Red onions (raw) with guacamole
- Caramelized onions and aoli
- Swiss cheese and honey mustard
The possibilities are endless. Try your own varieties and experiment – generally, sweet and sour combined works very well.
Healthy Home Made Burgers
For low fat, high fiber homemade hamburgers, replace the buns with a whole wheat bun, broil or grill the burger, cut out the Mayo and butter and serve with a good amount of lettuce.
Let it never be said ALL my recipes are high fat !