Quick quarter-pounders

Quick quarter-pounders

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins - 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Some good quality mince, a slice of tomato, some mayo, a bit of onion and a toasted bun equals burger perfection in our eyes

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
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protein
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carbs
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fat
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saturates
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fibre
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sugar
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salt
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Ingredients

  • 500g pack lean minced beef
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • vegetable oil, for brushing
  • 1⁄2 cucumber, peeled
  • pinch sugar
  • dash malt vinegar
  • 4 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • mustard, to taste (American, Dijon, English or wholegrain)
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, cut into 4 slices
  • 1 red onion, sliced into rings
  • 1⁄2 iceberg lettuce, divided into leaves

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Method

  1. Mix together the minced beef and enough beaten egg to bind it together, seasoning with salt and pepper. Divide the mince into four, shaping and pressing each into a burger. Heat a grill pan or the grill. Brush the burgers with the oil and cook for 6-7 mins on each side (using a baking tray if beneath the grill) for medium.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the cucumber into thick slices. Put the slices in a bowl and season with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. Add a small splash of malt vinegar and mix well. Stir together the mayonnaise and the chosen mustard.
  3. Present the burgers on the tomato slices, topping with the mustard mayonnaise, cucumber slices and onion rings. Finish with the burger on an iceberg leaf, topping with another leaf, if you prefer.
Recipe taken from gary rhodes time to eat, from michael joseph

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2007

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lyndseymac's picture
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Enjoyed these. Nice and simple!

ahanson001's picture

I added some finely chopped spicy chorizo, chives, garlic and spring onion. Daughter loved em and she is very fussy!

rbing316's picture

if you add some finely chopped garlic, onion, red pepper and some parsley and oregano to the burger mix it gives them a really nice flavour. i just made meatballs with those ingredients and they were very tasty.

huffers's picture
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Quick & easy but Paul's right the burgers definately need a kick of something to spice them up a bit.

paulstarii's picture
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Worked well. I did put them in the fridge after making them for about 30mins which apparently helps keep them in one piece when cooking. Next time I'll add some more seasoning and perhaps some Worcester sauce.

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