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Home-made beef burgers with a honeyed barbecue sauce

By beaufief, Jul 12 2014 04:33PM

These home-made beef burgers are so quick and easy to make, it's less effort than going to the shops to buy a pack. The honey in the barbecue sauce ensures a sweet and sticky condiment, a delicious contrast to the savoury flavour of the burgers.



200g lean beef mince

3 onions, chopped

2 cloves of garlic

1 tsp. of fresh thyme

1 tbsp. of fresh rosemary

Handful of fresh chopped parsley

1 tsp. of cumin

Half tsp. chili powder

Half tsp. smoked paprika

1 tsp. English mustard

1 tbsp. parmesan

BBQ sauce:

500g passata

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 small pickled gherkins, finely chopped

5 tbsp. honey

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tbsp soy sauce

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 tbsp. English mustard

1tbsp. black cherry jam

Olive oil

Salt & pepper


For the burgers:

1. Finely chop the onions, and crush the garlic cloves.

2. In a bowl, place the mince along with all the other ingredients, and using your hands, mix everything together.

3. Form into patties about an inch thick.

4. Make a shallow dent in the middle of the patties with your thumb and chill in the fridge for around 30 minutes.

5. Fry in a little oil for 10-15 minutes until cooked. Or if the sun’s shining, grill on the bbq.

For the sauce

1. Fry the onions in olive oil until translucent.

2. Add all the other ingredients, cook on a high heat until bubbling nicely.

3. Turn down to a low heat, and gently simmer for 10-15 minutes until glossy.

4. Add salt and pepper to season.

Serve on burger buns with green salad and a big dollop of the BBQ sauce.

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