Hot Beef and Chile Burgers
Spice up an old stand-by-- burgers--with some chiles and cayenne pepper.
Prep Time: 20M
Cooking Time: 10M
Serves: Serves 4
- 14oz (400g) lean ground beef
- 2 onions, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 fresh hot red chiles, seeded and finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
- Put all the ingredients in a bowl. Using your hands, mix together really well until the texture is thick and paste-like. Form into 8 patties about 3/4in (2cm), and chill until needed.
- Heat the barbecue until hot. Cook the beef patties over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side until nicely browned and cooked through, turning only once during cooking.
- Serve hot, sandwiched in burger buns, with fresh tomato slices and crispy lettuce.
- Try using lamb mince instead of beef mince, and add finely chopped fresh mint leaves when you add the parsley.
- This is a great mixture to prepare ahead. Prepare the meat paste in a bowl, cover, and leave in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
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