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Hamburgers don't have to be the greasy flabby things you find in fast-food outlets, well-made they can be excellent. It's a very convivial recipe as everything goes on the table, and everyone assembles their own burger according to personal taste.


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Last modified on: December 6th 2015

For 6 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
29 min.4 min.33 min.
Preservation: Once cooked, a few minutes.
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Step by step recipe

1 Hamburgers : Photo of step #1In a bowl mix 500 g minced beef, 1 egg, 2 onions and 1 shallot chopped. 5 min.
2 Hamburgers : Photo of step #2Salt and pepper, add 1 tablespoon flour and mix again. 2 min.
3 Hamburgers : Photo of step #3With this mix, form flat rounds of 10 cm or 4 inches diameter and ½ cm or ¼ inch thick.

The best way is to use circles of greaseproof paper of the same diameter to put under the meat.
20 min.
4 Hamburgers : Photo of step #4Cook meat rounds on barbecue or in a frying-pan with a lttle oil.

Meanwhile split the buns and toast lightly on the inside, using a toaster or the barbecue.
4 min.
5 Hamburgers : Photo of step #5Assemble hamburgers: onto each half bun put (for example) mustard, slice of tomato, salad, meat, cheese, gherkins, bacon, onion rings, etc.

Then put the two halves together, and enjoy!
6 Hamburgers : Photo of step #6Make hamburgers: on each half buns put (for example) mustard, tomato slice, pickled gherkins, salad, meat, onion slices, etc.

Then put together the two parts, and enjoy it.
2 min.


You can make a shallot sauce: after cooking some of the burgers in the frying pan, add a finely chopped shallot, and cook it in the remaining fat 2 minutes. Then add a half glass of dry white wine, and boil while scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spatula. Add 10 cl cream, allow to thick over a low heat. Use as a dressing on the meat in your burger.

You can also try this version of Janet Clark from Toronto who replaces the onion with a sachet of onion soup, and adds 2 or 3 tablespoons of oat flakes to the meat. Delicious.

One difference between us and our Canadian friends: their burgers are much thicker, about 1 cm or more.

Did you know it: Hamburger is not an american recipe originally, but a german one, from the people of Hambourg, the Hamburgers. They brought it to the USA.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
6935303 gr300 gr502 gr
347 %117 %28 %76 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
27812 gr12 gr20 gr
14 %5 %1 %3 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
150 gr50 gr83 gr
58 %19 %5 %13 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 12.22 €
Per person : 2.04 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made, but dedicated warmly to Janet Clark from Toronto.
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