Making our own burgers is incredibly easy, and we then know what’s actually in them. I don’t expect to have to mince slabs of meat, but I do like getting bags of mince, that I can use to make my own burgers, meatballs and more, as it’s just so easy to do, and saves me having to decide on different things when I’m shopping.
It takes very little time to actually throw some ingredients together, and it’s a bit of a no brainer to me. Yes, the kids sometimes go to buy a sweetie and come back with a pack of sausages (yes, I know they’re strange) but I like to have choices when I’m using ingredients in my kitchen. I used mince from The Lean Butcher, which is always fabulous, as it can come delivered straight to my door.
This is so simple and just thrown together with some mince and chopped veg. It’s all fresh, it’s all ours, and I don’t have to worry what’s been added to it in the forming process.
I only had some peppers and onion left over from soup, so they were a perfect go together for these burgers.
We used our samples of the new Ora Stack to eat our burgers with, as they’re a perfect size. They’re a super absorbent and ultra strong kitchen roll, that comes in a circular shape on a stack, which means it’s a one handed lift off, simply by using a thumb.
As they’re a one hand grab, I’ve found myself reaching for these before using my regular kitchen rolls, so mine disappeared pretty quickly. I’ve not seen them in shops here yet, but I’ll be picking some up when I do.
There’s nothing worse than having to rip off a piece of kitchen roll with two hands, when one is covered in food while I’m cooking. I found them very absorbent and one piece went a long way.
Burgers with Red and Orange Peppers Recipe
- 800g Lean Minced Beef.
- 60g Red Pepper, chopped.
- 60g Orange Pepper, chopped.
- 50g Onion, finely chopped.
- Half Teaspoon Salt.
- Half Teaspoon Pepper.
- Put your mince into a bowl, and then pour in the chopped vegetables.
- Add in the salt and pepper.
- I use my hands for best effect with this, as I find that a wooden spoon takes too long, and just doesn't allow the peppers and onion to be fully mixed with the mince. It takes a couple of minutes to thoroughly mix the food together until it is in a loosely bound state.
- I use a cheap burger press I bought from Lakeland that makes burgers around 180g each, but before that, I used to make mine by hand, simply taking a dollop of the mixture and shaping it into a patty with my hands.
- For smaller burgers, you could easily get around 10 from this mix, but I made 5 larger burgers.
- Everyone had different requirements for how they like their burgers cooked, ie red in the middle, fully cooked, or almost burned black. I like mine well done, so gauge your own timings for cooking in a moderate oven for as long as you need to.