Homemade hamburgers

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  1. Barcon

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    Right, we're having a bbq today for the wifes birthday. Just going to do sausages and souvlaki from the butcher.
    But I want to make some burgers up as well. I bought 6lbs of lean ground beef and need to turn it into about a doz. burgers.
    How do I do this? I've read that you need breadcrumbs and eggs, just not sure how much. "Rubbing your cock on it", isn't going to be of much help as that is a given. Cheers.
     
  2. blumoon

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  3. BlueBearBoots

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    I wouldn't bother with bread crumbs just mince a couple of eggs herbs and spices of choice, the trick is getting your hands in and giving it a good squish then leaving them in the fridge for an hour or so so they can "set" and not fall apart on the grill

    Good luck have a nice day :)
     

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  4. Chipmeister

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    Agreed don't need the breadcrumbs, I always dice an onion, herbs, spices as preferred mix together well with an egg.

    Secret is not to over cook them, can dry out if you do.
     
  5. Aguero_Element

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    it really is incredibly easy to make handburgers, just have to put some eggs with em, make them into patties and then stick em in the fridge a few hours b4 so they set, then just cook them like normal hand burgers.

    can put salt and herbs and whatever u want in them
     
  6. Pelly Greeny

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    I blitz the mince a bit more as it can be a bit crumbly if you're not careful. Salt and pepper and an egg ( at least two with 6lb) - mix it all up, grab a decent ball size and flatten it to the size you want - it does shrink so make them a quarter bigger than you want. Put a bit of greaseproof paper (or cling film if you havent any g/p paper) on top and layer them then bung them in the fridge.

    Unless you know that people like cheese, spices, chilli etc I wouldn't bother - you can put sauce or cheese on depending on what people want.
     
  7. tidyman

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    What this thread needs is some clever fucker posting the Eddie Murphy clip out of Raw or Delirious, when he talks about his mum making him a homemade burger whenever his mates jib off to McDonalds.
     
  8. Barcon

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    Cheers everyone. Just got off the phone with the sister in law and she agrees about the breadcrumbs (she maes great burgs).
    She doesn't use eggs either though. I think I will throw in a pair of eggs myself.
    Thanks all.
     
  9. NorthEastScotlandMCFC

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    I would make them chilli burgers, as BBB says but add loads of chilli powder, paprika and kidney beans
     
  10. buckshot

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    I don't eat hamburgers but I know enough not to put eggs or breadcrumbs in them, that makes them into meatloaf.

    Add a little dried minced onion, salt and pepper and for God's sake don't make only 12 burgers out of 6 lbs of meat, those would be Flintstone burgers. Patties should be no more than 1/3 lb each and make a little indentation in the middle of each one to stop them from turning into meatballs while they cook.
     

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