Credit Crunch Friendly Version of Birds Eye Beef Burgers
Well as you can guess this isn’t actually the Birds Eye Beef Burgers recipe. I used to buy Birds Eye burgers for my 7 year old son who wouldn’t eat any other sort. But then my local English shop here in the Spanish countryside stopped being able to get hold of them. We tried other makes but he didn’t like them. So I looked at the ingredients on an old packet and instead came up with the homemade hamburger recipe detailed below. The result was that the whole family loves them including my son, the most fussy eating child you could meet. And the best bit is they cost half the price to make yourself.
1 slice of white bread
2 large onions
500g beef mince
2 heaped tsp of bovril
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic salt
(1) Tear the slice of bread into smaller chunks and whizz in a food processor until it forms breadcrumbs.
(2) Peel and chop the onions into smaller chunks and add them into the food processor with the breadcrumbs.
(3) Whizz until the onions are finely chopped but not too much that they get pureed.
(4) Add the onion powder, garlic salt and bovril to the mix and then the mince. Mix the ingredients together very quickly with a spoon to get the mince towards the blades.
(5) Whizz the mixture together quickly stopping to turn the mixture over with a spoon as it will be quite stiff for the food processor. Stop whizzing as soon as the ingredients are combined. Do not over whizz.
(6) Flour a work surface and dust your hands. Take small handfuls of the mixture and pat them into flat burger shapes of about 0.5cm thick.
(7) Heat enough oil in your frying pan to cover the bottom and fry the burgers on both sides until they are cooked through.