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How to make beef burgers

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Beef burgers are one of the most popular foods in the western world. This "How To" guide will teach you how to make spicy beefburgers with a great taste and at relatively low cost. The recipe here makes four 100g beefburgers (just smaller than 1/4lb each).
What you'll need: 
400g minced beef
1/2 medium onion
1 egg
crushed chilis
black pepper
fine breadcrumbs
olive oil
Finely chop the 1/2 a medium onion, beat the egg, and crush, peel and chop 2 or 3 garlic cloves, according to taste. Add the 3 ingredients to a mixing bowl, along with a tablespoon of basil, 1 or 2 teaspoons of crushed chilis, 1 tablespoon of black pepper, 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, and 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
Add the minced beef to the bowl and work the mixture by hand for 1 minute. The beef should now be speckled with the pepper, basil and chilis.
Fashion the meat into 4 patties by hand; they should be less than 2.5cm (1 inch) in thickness.
Fry the burgers on a medium high heat for about 8 minutes each side. Drain off the fat and serve.
Serve your burgers with homemade wedges - wedge potatoes, cover in salt, black pepper and rosemary, and oven-cook on a high heat for 30 minutes.
Try topping the burgers with sliced cheese, tomato and bacon.
Do not overwork the mixture, or the meat will become tough.
Only turn the burgers once whilst cooking to retain moisture.


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