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Nigerian Suya Burger…

by on March 7, 2015
 

…and tips on how to make the best burger. I mean how can you go wrong with minced beef, suya spice, vegetables and Fried Yam on the side. 

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So now you know how to make shape a patty and store it, here’s how to cook it.

And serve it of course. 

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Nigerian Suya-spiced Burgers

Serves 6


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Prep Time
10 min

Cook Time
8 min

Prep Time
10 min

Cook Time
8 min

389 calories
31 g
86 g
14 g
37 g
4 g
310 g
431 g
2 g
0 g
7 g

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
310g

Servings
6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 389
Calories from Fat 124

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 14g
21%

Saturated Fat 4g
21%

Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 86mg
29%

Sodium 431mg
18%

Total Carbohydrates 31g
10%

Dietary Fiber 8g
31%

Sugars 2g
Protein 37g
Vitamin A
193%
Vitamin C
34%
Calcium
7%
Iron
28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients
  1. 600g minced beef
  2. 6 tablespoons suya spice
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. Oil, for the pan
  5. Burger buns, toasted
  6. Vegetables to serve: Lettuce, tomato slices, pickled/ fresh onions, cilantro/coriander leaves
  7. Condiments: Scent leaf sauce, Ketchup, Barbecue sauce, etc
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, put minced beef with spices - suya and salt
  2. Using a knife, combine ingredients till spice is incorporated into the meat
  3. Set up a scale, lined with greaseproof paper or a small plate
  4. Shape balls and weigh
  5. Gently flatten into patty - mine ended up about 4 inches in diameter.
  6. Using your thumb, make a small depression in the centre of each patty - this prevents the patties from shrinking and curling up on themselves during cooking.
  7. Set in the fridge/ freezer to chill for at least 10 minutes
  8. When you're ready to cook - do as you will. I made these in a grill pan on the stovetop
  9. Heat up a grill pan, for a minute or two. Once hot, brush with oil
  10. Place patties in pan to cook. For well done patties, each side cooks for 2 - 3 minutes
  11. To get grill marks, rotate at a quarter of a turn at 2 minutes cooking time. Leave for another minute
  12. Flip when you notice the edge is cooked
  13. Allow cook for 2 - 3 minutes
  14. Remove from the pan onto a warm plate and let rest for 2 - 3 minutes
  15. Serve with buns and the sides
Notes
  1. Don't over-handle the meat while forming and shaping
  2. Avoid pressing down or poking burger to keep juices in
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calories
389

fat
14g

protein
37g

carbs
31g

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 To serve, we had

    • Buns – some toasted, some not
    • Pickled onions, Tomatoes, Lettuce
    • Scent leaf dip
    • Fried yam. Yes, that’s fried yam on the plate
    • Yaji – suya spice, to sprinkle on top

The children loved it so much, they insisted on taking burgers to school the next day. And I gladly obliged.

What are you favourite burgers? Of Beef, Chicken, Fish? Any must-have sides?