Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Recipe - Hamburgers Grilled on the Bun
This is my preferred way of cooking burgers if I can't use a barbecue.
By cooking them this way you end up with lots of nice meat juices in the buns. As always, freestyle the toppings and condiments. However, I would recommend just using salt and pepper in the mince - just to keep it as 'meaty-tasting' as possible.
I've tried many different buns for this but the only type I never used more than once is the so called hamburger buns that you can buy in the shops. They're too thin and taste like cardboard.
Ingredients (makes 2 - 4 burgers depending on how thick patties you make)
500g beef mince
2 - 4 buns, split
Sliced pickled gherkins
Pre-heat the grill in your oven.
Season the mince and mix it gently. Try not to compact it too much.
Put mince on top off the bottom part of each bun, making sure to not make the layer too thin and trying to cover all of the bun.
Put the bun and mince under the grill and cook until done to your liking. Towards the end, put the tops of the buns, cut side up, under the grill too so they get a bit of a crunch.
Assemble burgers with your favorite toppings and condiments.