Just burgers

Right. I love burgers. Homemade ones are like, the easiest thing to make and most of the time you have all the trimmings to go with them at home already. In my early days of cooking I put breadcrumbs and egg in mine, and added a load of spices in the mixture, and grated onion and mixed it all around.
Lately, with my allergy towards ordinary flours, I've skipped the breadcrumbs, and also the egg. Also, a friend at work told me to shape the burgers and only season on the outside.
The other day I watched a programme they are showing in Sweden, "Grillmästarna", which translates into Barbeque Masters or something like that. That episode was all about burgers and the one thing they repetedly said was to not over work the mixture. You don't even need to add anything to it. Just meat and season on the surface. So I tried it yesterday. OH MY LIFE! They were so juicy and thick and meaty and yummy!
~400g beef mince or minced chuck (högrev)
Salt and black pepper
A fun kind of salad - rocket, spinach or something that gives a bit of taste
Fresh or pickled cucumber
Onion - red, yellow, raw or fried in a bit of butter
A tasty cheese to crumble, slice or place on the burgers
Sweet chili sauce
Hamburger dressing
Sambal oelek
Bread - ANY KIND! I love to put a normal breadbun in a sanwich grill and toast it a bit, or just take two slices of something at home. Or just eat in a leaf of iceberg salad. Or just eat it without. I used to slices of glutenfree bread that I toasted a little.
How to:
Wet a chopping board slightly.
Wet your hands.
Grab the amount of mince you need for one burger.
Shape it carefully into the shape you wish, round is the obvious choice, haha.
Flatten it a little, but don't pound it.
Repeat with the rest of the mince.
Season with salt and black pepper on both sides.
Heat your pan up to a medium high heat.
Add oil so it only just covers the surface of the pan - the meat contains fat enough.
Place your burgers in the pan.
If you are using beef or chuck you can choose if you want it a bit pink in the middle.
If you are using pork - cook all the way through!
When the burgers and flipped and done on both sides, put the cheese on top and let melt whilst you prepare your bread and extras.

Burgers without bread

As I've said before, I'm trying my very hardest to avoid bread and if you put a bit of effort into it it is possible. Yesterday I was craving burgers and tried a different way of eating them. I also seasoned them in a different way this time, a tip from a colleague at work. I've had such problems uploading photos on this silly website, but here's yesterday's lunch!
200g beef mince
Salt, pepper and cayennepepper
1 small yellow onion
Feta cheese to melt on top
Whatever salad you wish to top your burgers with
I also ate my burgers with cottage cheese on the side.
How to:
Grate or chop your onion as finely as you can.
Mix together with your mince.
Wet your hands and shape your mince into burgers.
Season with salt, black pepper and cayennepepper on both sides.
Fry until cooked through.
Top with lots of feta cheese.
Plate it and eat it.

Smokey burgers

 Good evening peeps! How's your weekend so far? Mine's been amazing and at the moment I am lazing in my sofa with a glass of red wine listening to Iron and Wine and am still full from these fabulous burgers. Sometimes I want them to taste of something extra and it's fun to add ingredients like fetacheese or jalapeños. Recently whilst in the supermarket I found something called Liquid Smoke and it interested me so much I had to buy one. As I invited my mum and sister round earlier I decided to try it out. YUM.
500g beef mince
1 small yellow onion
A large pinch freshly ground pepper
A large pinch freshly ground salt
0,5 dl bread crumbs
2/3 tsp Liquid smoke
How to:
Grate your onion and then mix together with all of the other ingredients.
Add more breadcrumbs if your burgers fall apart.
Fry your burgers in a small splash of oil to keep them from burning.
Extra tip:
Many people don't like onion because it can have a very sharp and zingy taste to it. Though I like it I went for something else today but slicing my onion very thinly and after frying my bacon, I used the bacon fat and added sugar to caramelize the onion. My sister gave me positive remarks on that!
Serve in a toasted crispy bun with your favourite sauce or dressing, cripsy greens, cheese and bacon.

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