Here is my current burger recipe I have been working on for a while. This is from memory so could be slighty off, but not by a lot
1/2 lb Rump steak
1/2 lb Chuck steak
3 tsp maldon sea salt
11/2 tsp black pepper corns
11/2 tsp white pepper corns
3 tsp Hot paprika
1/2 small red onion (finely diced)
4 cloves of garlic (diced)
1 bay leaf
2 tsp dried oregarno
small handfull of fresh basil (finely chopped)
2 tsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of full grain english mustard
1: Trim the excess hard fat off the steak and remove any membranes from the chuck. Mince on the largest setting keeping both meats seperate. (chuck is used here because it carries more blood than rump and is hence more sticky negating the need for egg and such)
2:Fry the onions with the bay leaf in the oil until soft. Remove the bay leaf and allow to cool ( This sofens the over powering taste of raw onion, and red onions are used espically because of their sweet flavour)
3:Crush the pepper corns, salt, paprika and oregarno togther in a pesal and morta.
4: In a mixing bowl add a large pinch of each steak, seasoning mix, onion and garlic and combine gentley.(over mixing the burger mix will cause it to compress and push the moisture out on cooking resulting in a dry and heavy burger) Repeat until all the mixture is combied. Fold in the basil, mustard and the oil from the pan.
5: Lightly compress into thick patties. Wrap each pattie tightely incling film and place in the fridge for 1/2 hour to set.
6: Barbecue the patties each side for a minute or so to brown the outside of the burger. Be sure not to turn before the burger has had a chance to cook one side.
7: Place in a hot oven for 5-6 mins. Providing that the beef is of high quality then you can serve slighty pink in the middle.Otherwise cook for 8-12 mins
Well thats how I cook burgers. I have seen recipes that include just mincing the steak to form a pattie and seasoning like a steak. But to me thats not a burger more of a steak pattie and I would rather eat a steak thanks