On the Dime – Beef Burgers
Cooking on the Dime, our new recipe segment geared towards students. Each month, our resident chef Chev will be taking you through quick and easy recipes which you can use to impress your peers! Cooking for yourself can be stressful but necessary when preparing for University or just life! Don’t worry though, we’re here to help.
This recipe, is simple yet effective and sure to impress your friends. It’s certainly a favourite in my household, served with chips and garnish of your choice.
Serves 5 (1 small pack of mince makes approx 5 patties) / Time: 20 Minutes
Seasoning to your liking: black pepper, paprika and basil
1 Small pack of mince
Preheat your oven to 200° fan
Add your mince to a bowl and knead it together using your hands or a wooden spoon
After mixing it in, add your seasoning to taste (pepper, paprika and basil)
Then, add one egg to the mixture and mix all in until firm
Optional: grate cheese of your choice into the mixture and mix in
After it is all mixed together, it’s time to make your burger patty
Take chunks of the mince and form into a burger shape
Once your patty is made and you have it in that flat shape, poke a straw in the centre to make a circle. This is optional, but it prevents the patty from balling up when in the oven
Pop your patties into the oven and cook for nine minutes, checking regularly to make sure that they are cooking evenly and not burning. To ensure they are cooking evenly, turn over halfway
Once cooked, remove from the oven and serve with burger buns and garnish