Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Blog comeback with homemade burgers

Well, it's been more than 2 months since the last post but there are a couple of relatively good excuses for this gap including moving house, relocating back in Cyprus and mainly... the lack of a actual kitchen.

I do have plenty of recipes lying in my e-recipe book so I thought I'd start working on that backlog until I can start playing with the new kitchen (when it finally arrives). This burger recipe is pretty ordinary but a couple of key ingredients which make it rather special: the tomato pasatta for the moistness and the sumac (wonderful middle-eastern spice which is perfect with meat) in combination with the oregano for the flavourness.


500 g lean pork (minced)
1 large garlic clove (minced)
1 medium white onion (chopped)
1 tsp mustard
2 tbsp tomato pasatta
1 large egg
4-5 tbsp bread crumbs
handful of fresh parsley (chopped)


It can't get simpler than this really. First preheat the oven grill. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well (preferably by hand) until well blended. Form into about 8 burgers and place under the preheated grill for about 10-15', turning them a couple of times. Before serving sprinkle with some more oregano.

Servers 3-4.