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