I believe there's nothing better than a home made Hamburger cooked on the barbecue. It's also a great way to introduce extra veggies into your kids meals.
- 500g beef mince (approx.)
- 25g fresh bread crumbs (½ cup)
- 1 red onion/s -quartered
- 1 clove/s garlic -crushed
- 2 tbsp fresh basil or parsley -leaves picked
- 1 carrot/s (small) quartered
- 1 zucchini/s (small) quartered
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 free-range or organic egg/s
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 6 burger buns (to serve)
- In a food processor or Thermomix, process your bread to make crumbs and set aside. Thermomix 30 seconds, speed 8.
- Now process the onion, garlic, herbs and vegetables and process until finely chopped. Thermomix 10 seconds, speed 5.
- Add the mince, egg, and seasoning and combine on reverse. Thermomix 30 seconds reverse speed 4 (you may need to scrape the sides a few times).
- If you don't have a reverse setting on your processor, (or want to make these the good old fashioned way), then just throw it all in a bowl (grate all of your vegetables first), and mix with your hands by squeezing the mixture together.
- If the mixture feels wet, add more breadcrumbs until you are able to form firm patties.
- Form you patties into the sizes you want (I do some big for adults, some small for the kids), throw on the BBQ or in a pan and serve how you like them.
- I always put all of my accompaniments in little bowls on the table and my kids build their own. Personally, I love grated carrot, grated cheese, lettuce or some type of greens, sprouts, grilled onions, grated fresh beetroot, pieces of fresh pineapple for a Hawaiian touch.
- I love to char the inside of the burger buns on the BBQ to slightly to toast them. It adds a great flavour.
- I also melt the cheese on the burger patty too (by closing the BBQ hood for the last few minutes).
Recipe and image courtesy of wellnourished.com.au