Beef burgers

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Beef burgers: Bring on summer with this crowd-pleaser

Bring on summer because you won’t be able to make these tasty beef burgers often enough to share with all of your friends.

Beef burgers

Image: Asande Mpila

Whenever you want to feed a crowd or make something delicious and easy at home, burgers are the perfect meal. You’re not going to want to order in after you’ve perfected your own homemade beef burgers. The humble burger has a way to evoke joy in your heart even before taking that first juicy bite which could also include some fresh leaves and tomato. The burger provides you with a great opportunity to expand your taste buds and try new toppings.

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Beef burgers suggestions

Not only can you just use beef in your patties, but adding some pork provides you with a bit extra fat if your beef mince is too lean. The prego sauce adds lots of flavours and pice, but ensuring that your patties are well-seasoned goes a long way. If you’ve got lots of people over, put variations of raw and caramelised onions, tomatos, cheese and lettuce on the side along with some sauces so that everybody can build their own. Some fresh rolls make a big difference and you can even use some roosterbrood rolls that you’ve freshly made.

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Bring on summer because you won’t be able to make these tasty beef burgers often enough to share with all of your friends.

Last updated on 13 September 2023

Beef burgers recipe

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Recipe by Asande Mpila Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1.5 kg 1.5 minced beef

  • 1 kg 1 tomato

  • 2 packs 2 salad leaves

  • 25 25 burger buns

  • 100 ml 100 olive oil

  • 750 ml 750 prego sauce

  • fresh herbs

  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Place minced meat into a bowl with fresh herbs and mix with your hands.
  • Separate mixture into 4 and roll the mixture into balls each about a tennis ball size.
  • Set the in the palm of your hand and gently squeeze down to flatten into patties make sure all burgers are the same size so they will cook evenly.
  • Put on a plate, cover with cling wrap and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the pan and add olive oil. Lightly brush each side of the burger with prego sauce and add salt and pepper for taste.
  • Cook for 5-minutes on each side, use tongs to turn over.
  • Once done cooking the beef patties cut open the burger buns add tomato slices salad leaves burger pattie and the Prego sauce serve and enjoy.


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