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Deliciously easy beef burgers - Classic Mary Berry - BBC One

Mary Berry creates a quick and easy to follow recipe for beef burgers.

There’s something special about a burger that’s full of flavour and cooked quickly – overcooked and they become tough and chewy. The slaw is perfect to go alongside or to serve separately as a salad.

Ingredients

For the burgers

For the beetroot and carrot slaw

To serve

  • 6 burger or brioche buns, cut in half
  • 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 1 Little Gem, leaves separated
  • 6 large gherkins, thinly sliced

Method

  1. To make the burgers, measure all the ingredients except the oil into a large bowl, season with salt and pepper and mix with your hands to combine. Shape into six fairly flat burgers. Place in the fridge until needed.

  2. To make the slaw, measure out the mayonnaise, mustard, a squeeze of lemon juice, sugar and horseradish into a salad bowl, season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Add the carrot, beetroot, celery, spring onion and parsley and stir until coated in the sauce.

  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan until piping hot. Fry the burgers for 3–5 minutes on each side, or until browned and just cooked through.

  4. Griddle the flat side of the buns on the griddle pan until toasted, top with a burger, a slice of tomato, lettuce, gherkins and any sauces or chutney of your choice. Serve the slaw on the side.

Recipe Tips

The burgers can be made and kept for up to a day ahead. They also freeze well raw. The slaw can be made up to 8 hours ahead.

 

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