Old Fashioned Hamburgers
|Lean minced beef/Regular minced beef||250 Gram|
|Tomato||1 , thinly sliced|
|Onion||1 , diced|
|Jack cheese slice/Cheddar cheese slice||2|
|Tomato ketchup||2 Tablespoon|
|Relish||2 Tablespoon (For Burger)|
Mix the beef, water, salt and pepper in a bowl using your hands until everything is thoroughly mixed together.
Shape the mixture into 2 uniform, flat patties, depending on how thick you like them. It is recommended to make them about 1 inch thick. This thickness should yield 2 patties.
Shape each pattie on a plate using your hands and a spatula, (the spatula will be a great help to turn the patties over and to also flatten them to the required thickness without the patties breaking apart).
It is recommended not to handle the patties for a very long time, as the more the beef is handled, the more tendency the patties will have to fall apart and will spoil the end result.
Heat a FLAT pan to a high heat (NO OIL necessary), when the pan is very hot gently add the patties and let each side seal on the high heat for about 1 minute. After 1 minute flip the burgers gently and heat for another 1 minute to seal the other side.
Lower the heat to medium and cook the patties for a further 8 minutes, turning occasionally, until no longer pink in the centre of the patties.
Serve on buns and add toppings and condiments of your choice.