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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
garlic
crushed chilis
black pepper
basil
fine breadcrumbs
olive oil
1: 
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.
2: 
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.
3: 
Fashion the meat into 4 patties by hand; they should be less than 2.5cm (1 inch) in thickness.
4: 
Fry the burgers on a medium high heat for about 8 minutes each side. Drain off the fat and serve.
Tips: 
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.
Warnings: 
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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