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Hot Beef and Chile Burgers

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Categories: On the Grill, Quick to fix, Spicy
Type: Main Dishes

Spice up an old stand-by-- burgers--with some chiles and cayenne pepper.

Prep Time: 20M

Cooking Time: 10M

Serves: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 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
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Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve hot, sandwiched in burger buns, with fresh tomato slices and crispy lettuce.
Tips:
  • 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:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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