Make any size of burger you like, however most appetites are not over or under whelmed with a 125g burger.
Good quality minced beef, finely minced if you can get it.
Finely diced onion (optional)
Salt and pepper
Thoroughly mix the beef with the onion, salt and pepper.
Using very clean hands shape and mould the portion of minced beef you require into a burger shape, like a flat pattie.
Place on a roast tray in the oven Gas mark 7, 220°C for approximately 15-20 minutes.
It is very important that a burger is cooked all the way through. The reason for this is that food poisoning bacteria are found on the surface of beef and once minced there is no upper surface it is all mixed together including any nasty bacteria. Heat kills the food poisoning bacteria, so cook thoroughly! If you’re using a temperature probe you’re looking for a stabilised core cooking temperature of 75ºC.
For a complete change try minced pork with grated apple or minced lamb with tomato and mint. You can also make the patties around a piece of cheese as a treat for melty loveliness in the middle.
Serve in a bread roll with a spoon of ketchup and/or mustard and green salad on the side. A granary roll is lovely with this.