Mike makes these himself … this recipe yields approximately 16 burgers. The patties freeze beautifully for an easy meal another week.
1kg ground beef [best butchers mince]
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 cloves minced garlic
2 spring onions, chopped
120g crumbled blue cheese [can be the cheapest as long as it is a hard style not soft creamy style]
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Brioche Buns – enough to suit the people you are serving plus one extra for the mince mix cut into 5mm cubes. [You can find brioche buns in most supermarkets or you can get them from Bread Top]
1 – Gently mix ground beef with the other ingredients: Put ground beef, mustard, garlic, onions, blue cheese, cubed brioche bun, egg, and a sprinkling of salt and pepper into a large bowl. Use your hands to gently mix the ingredients together until just incorporated. Do not over-mix.
2 – Shape into patties and chill: Shape into patties, about ½ an inch thick and slightly larger than your buns. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until you are ready to cook.
3 – Season and grill the burgers: Season patties with salt and pepper. Place the patties on the clean, well-oiled grill grate. Grill the burgers for about 5 minutes per side. Do not press down on the burgers while cooking. [If you don’t have a grill, you can use a grill pan or a cast iron frying pan for the burgers.]
4 – Serve on brioche buns with lettuce and mayonnaise or Beerenberg Scotty’s hamburger relish. Delish!