1. Wash and dry the beef tomatoes and cut into medium slices.
2. Wash and spin dry the green salad.
3. Slice the gherkins and cut the bread baps in half horizontally.
4. Pre-heat the grill to hot.
5. Place the minced steak into a large clean bowl, season well with salt and pepper and mix well with your hand to bind the beef together.
6. Lightly dust plain flour on your board for raw meat and turn out the meat onto the board.
7. Divide the mixture into two and, using your hand and a palette knife, flatten each into a burger shape.
8. Cover each burger with cling film and, using your rolling pin, gently roll out the burger to the size you require.
9. Place onto a clean dish, cover with cling film and place in the fridge for an hour or so to firm slightly.
10. Lightly toast the baps under the grill and keep warm.
11. Heat a touch of oil in a heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat on the hob.
12. Carefully add your beefburgers to the frying pan and fry for a few minutes, turning from time to time.
13. Cook the beefburgers to the way you like them — rare, medium or well done.
14. Place the bottom halves of the baps onto warmed plates and add a small amount of salad (save the remainder for garnish).
15. Place on a beefburger, add slices of tomato followed by slices of gherkin and squeeze over some American mustard.
16. Place on the top of the bap and serve with the remaining salad, a few freshly fried onion rings and a few string-cut chips.
Add a slice of cheese or some grilled bacon, a fried egg or even all three to the top of the beefburger and quickly place under a hot grill before placing into the bap!
For green salad mix cut greens of your choice such as frisee lettuce,little gem lettuce, cos lettuce, baby spinach leaves and mint leaves.