Perfect for serving at a large party or summer barbecue, this mini burger recipe from Marcus Wareing is sure to be a hit. Hummus is a wonderful topping to use, but you can add whatever sort of spread you prefer. Kids will enjoy making the burger patties--just make sure they wash their hands before and after handling the mince

Method
1.
Mix together the mince, onions, garlic, herbs and spices in a bowl
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2.
Add the wet ingredients to the bowl along with the breadcrumbs. Mix together well and add salt and pepper
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3.
Shape into 6 equal patties and refrigerate until needed
Room for a little one
This is a great step for children to get involved in. Just be sure they wash their hands before and after shaping the patties
4.
For the caramelised onions, melt the butter in a medium-sized frying pan. Add the onions, thyme and salt and cook for around 20-25 minutes until golden and sticky
Tasty trivia
Onions have played an important role in cuisine throughout the years. During the Middle Ages, people could pay their rent with onion bulbs, and would also give them as gifts to each other
5.
In a separate pan, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and once hot, brown the burgers on both sides. Reduce the heat and continue to cook for 6-7 minutes until cooked through
6.
Remove from the heat and place a slice of cheese on top of each burger to lightly melt
Tasty trivia
Emmental cheese originated in the village in Switzerland from where it derives its name, but now Emmental, or Emmentaler, cheese can come from other countries such as France, Germany and Finland
7.
Slice the ciabatta loaf into 6 small squares to use as burger buns. Brush the ciabatta slices with oil and grill or toast lightly. Spread one half with hummus, then lay the beef patties on the other
8.
Add the caramelised onions and rocket and then sandwich together to make burgers. Serve immediately
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Ingredients

Burgers

Caramelised onions

To serve

  • 3 slices of Emmental, sliced in half
  • 1 ciabatta loaf
  • 6 tsp of hummus
  • 6 handfuls of rocket, small
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

407
20%

Sugars

8g
8%

Fat

22g
32%

Saturates

9g
43%

Salt

2162mg
36%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
This mini burger recipe is absolutely ideal for backyard cook-outs with the kids. Caramelised onions are a great addition


 
 
 
 
 
 
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