Friday, 14 August 2009


This is one of the items prepared when I have friends over for BBQ.
It's a great recipe as it freezes very well.

Yield: 10 servings

One onion, roughly sliced, sauteed gently without browning, add a teaspoon of thyme and a pinch of salt
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes (optional)
4 tablespoons sour cream or plain yogurt (optional)
3 tablespoons of tomato ketchup
Salt according to taste
1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
3 pounds ground beef
1/4 cup finely grated cheese of your choice (optional)
One egg

1. Combine all ingredients
2. Mix gently. Over kneading will result burger into a paste.
3. Wet hands and mould burgers into desired shapes.
4. Grill or pan fry over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or according to taste.

Note: Adding sour cream to hamburger mixture makes it incredibly moist.
Substitute sour cream for plain yogurt or leave out completely according to taste.

Adding tomato ketchup enhance the burgers better.

After shaping the burgers, leave it in the fridge for at least an hour before cooking.

Serve with a relish or salad of your choice.

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