This quick and easy homemade burger recipe results in a supper that tastes better than any takeaway – and this burger recipe has been specially formulated so that the kids can make the burgers themselves.
You will need:
- 400g mince
- 15ml lemon juice
- 15ml dried breadcrumbs
- 5ml braai spice
- 5ml salt
- 1ml pepper
- 30ml oil
- 1 large tomato
- 4 round bread rolls
- 30ml butter or 60ml mayonnaise
- 4 lettuce leaves, washed
How to make the homemade burgers:
1 Place the mince, lemon juice, breadcrumbs, spice, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl.
Stir with a fork or use clean hands to mix it all together.
2 Divide the mince mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a firm ball and place on a chopping board. Press flat with the palm of your hand until about 10mm thick.
3 Switch on the stove to medium heat and place a frying pan on the stove.
4 Heat the oil in the pan but do not let it get too hot. The oil must not smoke.
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5 Use an egg lifter to place each burger patty gently in the pan. Be careful here as the hot
oil can splatter. Fry the patties for 5 minutes on one side.
6 Slide the egg lifter under each patty to loosen it and then turn it over carefully, making sure not to splatter the hot oil. Fry the other side for 5 minutes.
7 Carefully lift the patties out of the pan and place 2 layers of paper towel on a plate.
8 Use a vegetable knife to cut the tomato into 4 even slices and set them aside on a plate. Use a bread knife to slice the bread rolls in half and then use the table knife to spread butter or mayonnaise on the rolls. Place a roll on each plate.
9 Place a lettuce leaf and a slice of tomato on the bottom half of the roll, and then top with
the cooked burger patty. Place the other half of the roll on top and serve immediately.
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This recipe extract was taken from Cook & Enjoy for kids by SJA de Villiers and Eunice van der Berg. Published by Human & Rousseau (imprint of NB Publishers).