Recipe: Peanut Burgers

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This was a speciality of my mum’s when I was growing up. That is until I got into my teenage years and became a hugely picky eater and refused to eat them. But I recently had a craving for them and tracked down the recipe and they were even more delicious than I remembered. It also makes a nice change from regular plain beef burgers.

The picture is small for a reason. They did not look good in the photo. To be honest they looked horrendous. I can cook food that tastes nice but never really food that looks good. But once you put them in a bun no one will know!

This recipe should make enough for four burger patties. I served them with buns (obviously), salad and sweet potato wedges (which at some point I will also post a recipe for, I just forgot to take a photo).

Recipe

400g minced beef steak

40g unsalted peanuts, chopped

Salt and pepper

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp dried oregano

2 tbsp cooking oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 beaten egg

Method

  1. In a bowl mix together the mince, peanuts, herbs and seasoning
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a frying pan and lightly cook the onion and garlic until softened but not quite browning
  3. Mix the cooked onion and garlic in to the mince
  4. Add the egg a little at a time until the mixture binds together (you probably won’t need all of it)
  5. Shape into 4 burger patties
  6. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for a couple of hours (this should stop them falling apart as you cook them)
  7. Heat the other 1 tbsp of oil in the frying pan and cook the burgers for about 5 minutes on each side until just cooked through (or to your liking)
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