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Friday evening is sort of hamburger night in our home. This was however met with patties bought from the butchery or supermarket which was just not that great at the best of time. Subsequently one night I decided it cannot be that difficult to make. So here goes.


  • 750g beef mince (the better the quality the better the burger)
  • 1 x onion finely chopped or diced
  • 2 x garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 x tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 x teaspoons Tabasco sauce or to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 x cup(70g) breadcrumbs
  • 1 x egg whisked
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • Woolworths Ciabatta Rolls
  • Butter
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Sliced tomatoes


Always use mince with a little fat in it. Place the mince, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, parsley, breadcrumbs and the egg in a large bowl. Season with the salt and pepper, Mix well together by hand until even texture.

Divide the mixture into the size patties that you like. Shape each portion into a patty by hand. Place them on a greaseproof paper and let rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Slowly cook the patties in a frying pan with some oil until nice and brown on the outside.

Take the Woolworths Ciabatta rolls and cut them in half. Spread the inside with real butter and toast the inside on a sandwich press until golden brown. Now continue to build your own burger with the cheddar cheese, sliced tomatoes and even a fried egg to your own liking. You can add some mayo or any other sauce you like.

In this case we actually decided to do the Barbeque thing and cooked the patties on a nice wood fire.

It was the best hamburger I had in a long time.


Hamburger Patties
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