Cheeseburger & chips

Cheeseburger & chips

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 10

Homemade burgers and chips beat shop-bought every time. Why not make double and freeze a batch?

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Can be frozen uncooked
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
558
protein
38g
carbs
58g
fat
21g
saturates
8g
fibre
4g
sugar
3g
salt
0.87g

Ingredients

  • 1¼kg lean beef mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 140g breadcrumbs
  • 100g mature cheddar, grated
  • small bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with a fork
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 2½ kg bag of potatoes, cut into chunky chips
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 10 tsp olive or sunflower oil
  • burger buns, lettuce, sliced red onion, tomatoes, gherkins, and sauces or relishes, to serve

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Method

  1. Tip the mince into a large bowl with the onion, breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, egg, chilli powder, ½ tsp salt and some pepper. Mix together well with your hands, then divide the mixture into 10 and shape into burgers.
  2. Bring 2 large saucepans of water to the boil (or prepare the chips in batches if you don’t have enough big pans). Add the chips, bring the water back to the boil and set your timer for 3 mins. After 3 mins, drain the potatoes well and tip onto one or two large kitchen-papercovered trays. Scatter with the flour and some seasoning and gently toss to coat.
  3. Freeze the burgers and chips (see freezing tips, below) or, to cook straight away, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. In a baking tray, toss the chips in a little oil, then roast for 35-40 mins until crisp and golden. Meanwhile, heat a griddle pan, grill or barbecue until hot, then cook the burgers for about 5-8 mins on each side, or until cooked to your liking. Sandwich the burgers in toasted buns with salad and sauces, then serve with the chips.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2009

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yates19924's picture

I make these burgers a few times a month, I add garlic and bit more salt, they don't fall apart when cooked on a pre heated grill, haven't tried them on a BBQ though. Use the best quality mince that you can for the best taste!

pimper63's picture
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The burgers wouldnt bind :(

sammy_chefess's picture
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Made for the 1st time last week, forgot to rate. Tasted amazing, only problem was I forgot to freeze them, so they just crumbled apart when cooking them. Instead I put them in the oven, turned out just as nice, but didn't crumble.

clareocallaghan1's picture
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fantastic. Loved these burgers & they are so easy to make. I didn't have any worcestershire sauce or parsley. I also used bread that was in the house, i just put in2 a food processer to make the bread crumbs. Lovely taste with the cheese & onions in it & when cooked you can get a slight taste of the chili powder. highly recommend & will be making these again.

jennybeggs's picture
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Made these for a BBQ - simple to make and were a big hit. Didn't fall apart like burgers I've made before!

scotslass38's picture
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Left out the cheese, fab! The egg and breadcrumbs combine well enough. With regards to the burgers falling apart...mix all ingredients and add the mince last, handling the least time possible. Less chance of them falling apart or losing the flavour or juices.

sexievodka's picture
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Best burgers ive ever made! Lovely and juicy x

3mahim-bay0's picture

Only wanted to make 4 Burgers so had to reduce quantities.
Had no parsley so had to do without. Dont like parsley anyway.
The final result was excellent, even my wife approved.
My rating 5 star.

rebeccamohan's picture
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Used lean mince and only half the amount. Mix may & ketchup together for the best burger sauce! Fantastic TV dinner treat. Better than any burgers I ever had!

louiseabrantes's picture
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Yummy!!

twheble's picture
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We made these today and they were so tasty, probably the best burger I've had, loved all the seasoning and flavours! We had them with some home cooked potato wedges sprinkled with cajun spice. Also just to note- we didn't use any egg and also the mincemeat was not lean, so the mix all stuck together.

apolloxxl's picture
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apolloxxl's picture
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really nice burgers, also added garlic
and a few tsps of apple sauce :)
wish i had some blue cheese melt to put on top

perfect1000k's picture
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best burger recipe i have tried we love them and always freeze some great for a bbq

chnjose's picture
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This is a family favorite!

charbar's picture
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amazing burgers! 1st time I made them I used all the ingredients and they were good but 2nd time omitted the chiili and they are probably the nicest homemade burgers Ive ever had. For the bread crumbs I used fresh white bread which made the burgers really moist. Added a slice of cheese and melted under the grill - amazing!

brecks's picture
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Lovely burgers, really enjoyed them, could replace the onion with 2 tablespoons of Carmalised Onion to make them even easier.

gjfeenan's picture

These are juicy and meaty, perfect for BBQ and for the whole family - I love them!

Forgot to add my rating too ...
8 stars :)

As to them falling apart, try adding a bigger egg and patting them into shape with some plain four ...

gjfeenan's picture

Left out the cheese, no breadcrumbs, substitued dried chilli for a couple of fresh ones, pre-fried red onion, added three cloves of chopped garlic and tossed the shaped burgers in flour.
Absolutely fab-u-lous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

helene-28's picture
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Thinking of using blue cheese next time :)

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