Burgers are everywhere these days and everyone claims to have the best recipe – well I am no different. The success in these burgers is all in the parmesan cheese which ensures they never dry out – even if you really overcook them!
Ingredients (serves 4)
500g beef mince
Parsley (buy dried instead of fresh, it’s cheaper and lasts longer)
50g grated parmesan cheese
½ red onion (finely diced)
1 egg (to bind)
Salt and pepper
Toppings of choice
4 sweet potatoes
For the burgers
Mix together the mince, red onion, parmesan, parsley and season with salt and pepper in a bowl.
Crack an egg in a separate bowl, use a fork to whisk it up and add it to your burger mixture.
Bind all the ingredients together, it’s best to get messy and use your hands for this.
Divide the mixture into four and roll each part of the mixture out into burgers, you can make them however thick you prefer.
Ideally keep them in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour to help them stay together better while cooking but if you’re too hungry to wait you can skip this step!
Put a good splash of oil in a frying pan and cook the burgers for around three minutes each side then take the pan and put it in the oven for a further 5-10 minutes to cook through.
Remove the burgers from the oven and drain the excess oil on some kitchen towel then add to the burger buns and top with whatever you takes you fancy.
For the sweet potato fries
Preheat your oven to around 200.
Peel the potatoes and cut them into chips of whatever thickness you prefer.
Put a small amount of oil on a baking tray and add the fries lightly coating them in the oil as you go.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Leave in the oven for around 15-20 minutes or until crisp. Don’t panic if they start to blacken a little, the taste won’t be affected too much.
Remove from the oven and serve!