Britannia Hamburger recipe

Hamburgers - USA

5TH JUNE 2014

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

Although the name suggests it originates in Hamburg, the hamburger is a quintessentially American food. The ketchup and gherkin-laden juicy patty in a seeded bun is a flavour reminiscent of drive-in movies and diners with jukeboxes.
When the kids are clamouring for a trip to a fast food restaurant, you can make your own version at home using top quality meat, fewer additives and bags more flavour – and what's more, it's almost as easy.


- 600g quality beef mince
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Cracked black pepper
- Oil or butter for frying

For serving:
- Burger buns
- Ketchup
- Dijon mustard
- Garlic mayo
- Sliced gherkins
- Rings of red onion
- Cos lettuce
- Cheese slices

The Method:

  • Try adding a herb or spice of your choice to the beef mince, such as parsley, cayenne pepper, garlic, paprika, cumin or rosemary; experiment to find your favourite flavour.
  • Shape the mince into four burger shapes using your hands, and rub both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil or butter in a pan, and fry the burgers for four minutes on each side. Alternatively, use your Britannia griddle or Chef Top.
  • Once brown and sizzling, serve your burgers with all the trimmings, ready for everyone to build their own.