Homemade buffalo burger patties.

Since I’ve posted about how to make burger buns, it’s only natural to follow up with how I made the burger patties.

Everytime after I’ve made things like meatballs or burgers, I do get to wonder why people buy the frozen stuff.

Firstly, you’d have to thaw them and secondly, they taste gross. It’s almost as time consuming, if not more to eat frozen burgers!

Homemade meatballs and burgers are so incredibly easy and delicious in contrast. It’s not even messy to make, as some might believe.

# – Homemade buffalo burgers.

I’m using buffalo mince in this recipe, which was delicious! You can use beef of course :)

The ingredients:

  • 300 grams of buffalo mince
  • 1 egg
  • 2 pickled gherkins, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons of tabasco sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
  • 3 teaspoons of of salt
  • # – First, dump the buffalo mince into a mixing bowl. Add the diced pickled gherkins as well as the 1 diced medium onion (not in picture).

    # – Flatten out the mixture and spread dijon mustard all over for an even seasoning.

    # – Add the salt.

    # – Followed by the tabasco sauce.

    # – Finally, crack an egg over the mixture.

    # – This is the fun part…using your fingers to massage and knead and mix everything until it turns into a smooth blob.

    # – Shape into 4 patties. Don’t have to be perfect…I advocate a rustic approach :D

    # – Cover and let sit in the fridge for 1/2 hour to firm up and allow the flavours to amalgamate.

    # – When ready to cook, just throw them on a hot well greased pan or griddle for a few minutes on both sides.

    # – Assemble the burgers. Lettuce, mayo, cheese, tomatoes…whatever rocks your socks.

    # – All ready for devouring.

    # – Hmmmm…juicy, meaty homemade burgers!

    Juicy, meaty and all natural. I implore you to make your own burgers!

    Butterbean burger recipe.

    I am currently experimenting with low glycemic index (GI), slow carb recipes in preparation for the biggest diet overhauling of our lives and this is one of the results.

    Butterbean burgers :D

    # – Butterbean burgers.

    In fact, even before we developed the awareness about low GI food, I’ve made bean mash before, which is an example of a healthy, low GI food.

    Beans are really, really versatile (and tasty) as you shall discover in this recipe.

    The ingredients

    • 1 can of butter beans, drained
    • 50 grams of blue cheese (if you don’t like strong tasting cheese you can replace with cheese of your choice)
    • 50 grams of parmesan cheese, grated
    • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled
    • 1 medium shallot, finely diced
    • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
    • A dash of salt & black pepper

    # – First, throw the butterbeans into a blender or food processor.

    # – Followed by the grated parmesan cheese.

    # – And then the blue cheese.

    # – Pour in 3 tablespoons of olive oil. And blitz till the mixture is combined and creamy.

    # – Pour mixture onto a plate or a bowl. Fold the chopped shallots in and season with salt/pepper.

    # – Shape the mixture in patties.

    # – Pan fry the patties for 5 minutes or till golden brown on each side.

    # – Serve with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and yogurt. Butterbean burgers, DONE!

    This is a far healthier alternative to fried mash potato! The burger was crispy on the outside, creamy and flavoursome on the inside.

    The boyfriend loved it! His only complaint was that I didn’t make more. If you would like to have this as a main dinner for two, feel free to double the recipe for a bigger portion.

    Succulent beef burgers from scratch, woohoo!

    I saw a handbag on an online shopping site. I wanted it so bad. It would cost me an arm and leg though….

    So I made beef burgers to bribe the man. I got the handbag….with a dress to boot.

    Ladies, these burgers work!

    The ingredients:

    • 400g beef mince
    • 1 small red onion, peeled 
and finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon of mustard powder
    • 1 tablespoon of ketchup
    • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
    • Few dashes of Tabasco sauce
    • Sea salt & ground 
black pepper

    # – Throw the finely chopped red onion and minced beef into a mixing bowl.

    # – Add a tablespoon of ketchup.

    # – Followed by a tablespoon of mustard powder. Of course, you can squeeze yours out from a plastic bottle if you want. Who can tell the difference?

    # – Don’t forget a dash of Worcestershire sauce.

    # – As well as a couple of dashes of Tabasco sauce for kicks.

    # – Most importantly, season with some sea salt.

    # – And also black pepper.

    Now, go wash your hands properly because…

    # – You have to stick them into the bowl to mix everything up till combined. Massaging minced meat is one of the most therapeutic things to do, trust me.

    # – Remember, till they’re all combined into a lump of gorgeousness.

    # – Now shape them into 4 burger patties. Stick them into the fridge for 30 minutes to firm them up. Not too long as you don’t want the patties to dry up!

    # – Then, heat up a well greased griddle and then lay all four patties on it for about 3 minutes.

    # – Flip them over to cook the other sides, also about 3 minutes. You can cook them longer if you prefer your beef well done.

    # – Remove from heat and onto the homemade burger buns (might post the recipe for this). Feeling fancy? Put it on a lettuce and drizzle some mayo all over…

    # – Not fancy enough? Stick a slice of fresh tomato on top.

    # – And don’t forget fries. Fries, very, very critical, this one!

    # – And then bite onto a deliciously juicy, flavourful homemade burger made with love (and /cough/ materialistic /cough/ intention).

    And that, is how you make your man buy you an expensive bag. Willingly ;)