Burgers

Written by  //  May 18, 2014  //  beef, Bread, Recipes, sous-vide  //  6 Comments

Dinner

Today’s dinner was burger and chips which you may think isn’t very Sunday Dinnerish but roast dinners are not my thing, actually a few years ago a beef burger wouldn’t have been my thing either, how times change.  Anyway this wasn’t just any burger, it was cooked sous vide to keep it lovely and moist and I add a seasoning mix.  Lakeland sells a seasoning mix for burgers which I had bought as a present but before giving it away I read the ingredients and made up my own mixture, I have made it twice now, the first time I was told there was too much garlic in it, I didn’t agree but I halved the quantity.

Burger Seasoning

To make life easy I used dried onion and garlic powder, it saves messing up a pan to cook an onion.  The amount of seasoning given in the recipe is enough for 450g mince but I made double and used 900g mince, it’s always good to have quick meals in the freezer.  When you buy your mince for burgers don’t try to be too healthy by buying very lean beef  as it is quite likely the burgers won’t hold together.  I’m not advocating cheap fatty mince either just something in between.  When you have made your seasoning mix work it into the mince then either mould your burgers free form or use a Lakeland Burger Press it does a really good job of moulding the burgers and it’s nice to have them all looking the same, well I think it is.  I even weigh my burgers to get them even, about 100g each which is a bit less than a quarter pounder but not much.

Burgers

You are now ready to cook your burgers any way you like, sous vide, grill, fry or barbecue.  I decided on the sous vide method so I got my water bath heated to 58° vacuum sealed the burgers then put them in the bath for an hour.  This method keeps the meat really moist and never overcooked.

Burgers in the bath

After an hour I take them out and quickly fry them in hot oil for about a minute either side to brown them.

I served the burger in a soft roll with avocado and tomato salsa, salad and chips.  There was mayonnaise and  gherkins in the roll as well.

Burgers
Cuisine: British
Author: Marie
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
Seasoning mix to spice up some mince for burgers.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2tbsp dried onion
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1tsp cayenne
  • 1tsp mustard powder
  • 2tsp salt
  • 1tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix everything in a bowl then add to 450g mince
  2. Using your hands mix everything really well.

 

6 Comments on "Burgers"

  1. Lisa May 18, 2014 at 19:47 · Reply

    They look lovely, kenny and I would be happy to eat these next time we are down lol xx

    • marietait34
      marietait34 May 18, 2014 at 20:45 · Reply

      You will have to remind me.

  2. Frances May 19, 2014 at 14:47 · Reply

    Did you use the dried onions from Costco’s? Also, are those homemade chips on the plate?

    • marietait34
      marietait34 May 19, 2014 at 14:52 · Reply

      Yes I did use the Costo dried onion and no the chips are not home made, they are the only thing on the plate I didn’t prepare from scratch and they are one of the few convenience foods I use.

  3. Frances May 19, 2014 at 14:58 · Reply

    I like the look of those buns! (Last Week’s blog!?)

    • marietait34
      marietait34 May 19, 2014 at 14:59 · Reply

      Yes.

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