The Perfect Burger

I’ve written about my boyfriend a lot – and today, I have the great honor of telling you about the time he had to back down from his usual serving of burgers: Usually, he is a big eater. I have to add that he also somehow manages to make it through a whole day, if need be, without eating anything, so when he then finally ends up eating dinner, he will naturally eat more than me (he’ll eat more than me on any other given day as well, but you get what I mean).

Sometime last summer, we realized that making burger patties on the grill is much more a) mess-free, b) fat-free, and c) yummy than if you try making them by frying them in the pan. Ever since then, we have vowed never to make burgers on anything but the grill again. So, when we were invited to a barbecue on one of the last warm days of summer, we decided it was time to eat burgers!

And they turned out beautifully:

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Doesn’t that make your mouth water?! The great thing is that both the patties and burgers are homemade, and therefore this burger is much more naturally flavorful than any burger you buy at a fast food restaurant! What’s also great is that they will fill you much more than normal burgers – my boyfriend, who can eat up to 4 burgers at McDonalds, only managed two of these (and the second one was already a challenge).

The Perfect Burger

  • Servings: 6
  • Time: 20 min. + bbq time
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients:

for the burger patties:

  • 1kg mincemeat (beef)
  • sesasoning: seasalt, cumin, curcuma, garlic powder, piripiri powder, chili powder (concerning the amount: you should definitely not hold back, and it’s no problem to taste the meat after you’ve added the seasoning)

for the buns:

–> see my recipe for Burger Buns (for six patties, you obviously need six buns)

other ingredients:

  • 1-2 sliced onions
  • 2 sliced tomatoes
  • 6-7 lettuce leaves
  • tomato ketchup

Procedure:

for the patties:

1. Mix the meat with the seasoning.

2. Form burger patties by first forming balls and then pressing the meat-balls into a plate.

3. Grill until nicely browned, and, if you want to make a cheese burger, place the cheese on top of the burger patties while they are still on the grill!

for the burgers:

1. Spread the tomato ketchup on the lower half of the bun, then place the other ingredients on top.

2. Once the burger patties are done, place one each on one lower bun half.

3. Place the top half on top (duh!) and enjoy!

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This is the real thing, guys:

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Of course, you can use any other burger sauce you like. I prefer tomato ketchup because it is lactose-free.

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