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I simply adore this recipe for homemade burgers. I love to have a burger at least once a week and with some much different flavouring you can experience a different burger every time you indulge. The recipe we have listed will make 6-7 substantial sized burgers so you can wrap them up in cling film and freeze some until they are required. Also if you wish use this recipe to make meat balls to serve with tomato enriched spaghetti.


1 ½lb/700g lean minced beef

1 medium sized onion-finely diced

2 cloves garlic

2ozs/50g breadcrumbs

2ozs/50g grated parmesan/mozzarella  cheese

2 dessert spoon tomato ketchup/chilli jam

1 large egg

Freshly chopped parsley



  • Put the minced beef into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add in the finely diced onion and garlic.
  • Mix in the breadcrumbs, cheese and chopped parsley together with the tomato ketchup/chilli jam.
  • Season the mixture with a little salt and pepper.
  • Add in the egg and mash the mixture together with your hands using the egg as a binding agent.
  • Divide the mixture into 6-7 pieces and using a little plain flour shape them into your desired shapes about ½ inch thick.
  • Allow to rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat a large frying pan with a little oil and then pan fry the burgers on either side until golden brown.
  • Transfer them to the oven and cook for 12-15 further minutes to make sure that they are well-cooked through. Cut one in the center just to make sure as undercooked mince is a high risk product.

Cajun Potato Wedges:

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4

Wash some rooster potatoes and cut into chunky wedges.

Drizzle with a small amount of oil and some Cajun spice

For 4 large potatoes I would normally use a level teaspoon of spice.

Mix them all together in a bowl and place on a baking tray lined with parchment.

Bake for 30-35 minutes until crispy and well cooked through to the centre.

This delicious recipe is brought to us by TV chef Edward Hayden, author of Edward Entertains and the recent Food to Love, which recently won the Kerry Food Book Award. Check out Edward’s new updated website at www.edwardentertains.com for more recipes, food blog and upcoming events.

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