I made James the full on Jamie Oliver version over here. That was James' semi detox meal, which is great because he has a super fast metabolism but for the rest of us the version minus the bread, cheese & mayo might be a little better.
I love mushrooms as bread. They are super tasty, so you really don't miss out on much at all.
I made 2 sets of patties last night, James and mine - it made about 16 burgers from kilo of mince. James eats 3 per meal and me 1, so for all leftovers I will just break them up and have with salad through the week or whatever. Leftover food is great = less cooking. Hoorah!
For the burger mix - makes 8 (4 for now & 4 for later or which ever ratio you prefer)
- olive oil
- 1 medium red onions, peeled and finely chopped
- 500g good-quality lean minced beef
- 1 large egg, preferably free-range or organic, beaten
- Season with Salt & pepper
- 8 slices of shortcut bacon - trimmed (Or however many burgers you are making)
- 8-16 Large flat mushrooms(depending on how many burgers you are making)
- Baby Spinach
- 1 tomatoes sliced
- 1 sliced cucumber
- a few jalepeños & French mustard
- wedge of lemon
- sprinkle of walnuts
- Fry the onion in about a tbsp of olive oil, let them soften and what not, while they are cooking prep your other veges and salad things
- Let onions cool
- In a large glass bowl mix onion and egg with the mince, mush it all up with your hands and combine well.
- Use a 1/3 cup measuring scoop to make the patties, pack it in and tap it out in your palm, they will be too thick but you flatten then in the fry pan.
- Heat the fry pan again with a little oil
- Place mushroom underside up under a grill
- Place 4 patties in the fry pan + flatten with a spatula and cook through - 5 minutes or so each side
- When you put the second batch in the pan, also add the bacon so everything is hot when its time to serve.
- When everything is cooked assemble your little burgers and make a side salad, I like walnuts on the top an a little extra bacon but add what you like!