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Hamburger [1][2] is a deviation of a sandwhich, commonly involving a ground beef patty.


burger mix

  • olive oil
  • 2 medium red onions, peeled & finely chopped
  • 4 slices of bread, omit crusts and finely chop up bread to a fine consistency
  • 1 1/4 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 heaped tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • handful of grated fresh parmesan cheese

spicy mayo

  • 4 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp ketchup
  • generous pinch of smoked paprika (or cayenne pepper)
  • 1/2 juice of a lemon

serving sides

  • 12 slices thick smoked bacon
  • 6 large burger buns
  • 1 butterhead lettuce leaves, washed & dried
  • 4 tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 gherkins, sliced
  • some pickled chilies


burger patties Preheat the grill. On low heat in a frying pan throw in a dash of olive oil and combine with onions, frying them for ~10 min until soft. Set aside to cool. Combine cooled onions and the rest of burger mix ingredients listed above. Mix together well. Divide into 6 equal balls. Form each mass into a burger patty shape, ~3/4" thick. Cover each with plastic wrap, into a greased pan to firm up in the fridge for ~1 hour.

spicy mayo Combine all ingredients from the spicy mayo ingredients in a bowl, mix well.

Have grill on high heat, each burger should cook for ~3-4 minutes on each side. Cook up bacon simultaneously. Cut buns in half and warm on grill.


  1. Rombauer, Becker, Becker, Irma, Marion, Ethan Espe (2006). 75th joy of cooking. Simon & Schuster Inc.. pp. 510. ISBN 13:978-0-7432-4626-2. 
  2. Oliver, Jamie Espe (2010). Jamie's AMERICA easy twists on great american classics, and more. Michael Joseph / The Penguin Group. pp. 18. ISBN 978-1-4013-2360-8. 


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