Quick quarter-pounders

Quick quarter-pounders

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins - 15 mins


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

  • Freezable


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  • sugars-
  • fibre-
  • protein-
  • salt-


  • 500g pack lean minced beef
  • 1 egg, beaten



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  • vegetable oil, for brushing
  • 1⁄2 cucumber, peeled
  • pinch sugar



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  • dash malt vinegar
  • 4 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • mustard, to taste (American, Dijon, English or wholegrain)



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  • 1 beefsteak tomato, cut into 4 slices
  • 1 red onion, sliced into rings
  • 1⁄2 iceberg lettuce, divided into leaves


  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 from Good Food magazine, December 2007
BBC GoodFood Magazine

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29th Nov, 2012
Enjoyed these. Nice and simple!
22nd May, 2012
I added some finely chopped spicy chorizo, chives, garlic and spring onion. Daughter loved em and she is very fussy!
14th Apr, 2012
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.
8th Aug, 2010
Quick & easy but Paul's right the burgers definately need a kick of something to spice them up a bit.
17th Feb, 2008
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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