Recipes for Beefburgers and Meatballs
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.
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.