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Recipes for Beefburgers and Meatballs

Updated on February 11, 2013
BURGER WITH SALAD AND FRIES by Tdoes1 DESCRIPTIONPhoto of a burger sandwich with salad and sausage on the side
BURGER WITH SALAD AND FRIES by Tdoes1 DESCRIPTIONPhoto of a burger sandwich with salad and sausage on the side | Source

Beefburger and meatball recipe

Children enjoy beef burgers and meatballs, but these days it is important to know exactly what children are eating and many shop bought burgers contain additives and other things. When you make beef burgers yourself at home you know exactly what they contain.

Sufficient for four to six, depending on appetite.

1lb minced or ground beef

4oz homemade breadcrumbs

Half an onion finely chopped

Half a teaspoon English mustard

Two teaspoons Worcester sauce

Two small eggs

Mix beef, breadcrumbs, and onion. Beat the eggs with the mustard and Worcester sauce and add to the beef mixture. Shape the mixture into smallish patties, about a quarter inch thick, using flour, I find it easier to put the flour into a shallow dish, and sprinkle it with garlic powder, and shape the beef burgers in the dish. Make sure that the outside of the patties are coated in flour. Heat a mixture of butter and oil in a non-stick pan until sizzling add the patties and cook gently turning once only, let the patties cook without disturbing them, if you keep moving them they will break up.

I serve these burgers with a barbecue sauce and they go well with mashed potatoes and peas. They go equally well with French fries (English chips). If you are making these for children, you might want to put them into small soft bread rolls.

You can vary this recipe in various ways, add a little thyme for a different flavour.

You could substitute minced lamb, for beef, and add rosemary and a little garlic.

For Meatballs

You could use the above recipe for meatballs. However, here is one that I have used for years.

Half a pound minced or ground beef

Four ounces pork sausage meat or ground, or minced, pork

Some finely chopped onion

A little thyme or other herb

A beaten egg

Mix the ingredients together. Shape the meatballs in some flour, fry until brown on all sides and use as desired. You can make a tomato sauce with these and serve them with spaghetti.

Feel free to alter these recipes to your family's tastes. A recipe is only a guide and the best cooking evolves from a basic recipe.

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  • Mercia Collins profile imageAUTHOR

    Mercia Collins 

    6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thank-you Keri, they are the recipes that I have used for years. They are good basic stand by recipes that you can add to and alter in so many ways.

  • Keri Summers profile image

    Keri Summers 

    6 years ago from West of England

    I was looking for a recipe for beefburgers and of course tried HubPages first. A useful, straightforward recipe, thank you.

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