Homemade burgers

As someone who can’t eat gluten, it feels like such a hardship that I can’t even eat burgers as they always use wheat flour!  So as a Friday night treat, my boyfriend and I decided to make our own at home..

Ingredients (makes 3 large burgers):

  • 250g Lean mince (organic if possible)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Wholegrain mustard (or any other mustard)
  • 1 Small onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Mixed herbs
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour (or any other flour would work as this just helps to dry it out a bit)
  • Salt & Pepper for seasoning
  • Oil for cooking (1 tsp)

Directions:

1) Put everything together in a bowl and mix together with your hands, ensuring that the mince mixture becomes as smooth and combined as possible (or get someone else to do it for you 🙂 )

2) Divide the mixture into 3 portions and mould into patties.

3) Place these on a plate in the fridge for 10 minutes to allow them to ‘set’ and absorb the flavours.

4) Heat the pan with the oil, then place all 3 burgers in the pan.  Cook for around 5-6 minutes on each side, depending on how well done you like them.

5) Serve with lettuce as a wrap around the burger or a gluten-free burger bun 🙂

6) To make the burger even better we had homemade salsa (blended cherry tomatoes, garlic clove and green chilli) and avocado dip (avocado mashed with a garlic clove and chilli flakes), light sour cream and a slither of Grand Padano cheese.

7) Best served with homemade chips and a nice glass of red wine…