April 11, 2011
How glorious was the weather this weekend?
Here in Bristol it was amazing, truly as hot as July! All my freckles have come out and I even caught the sun on my legs a little.
Friday I was sat outside the Arnofini all night, until the sun went down with friends drinking cider, you know summer is here when the whole of Bristol is dangling their legs over the water there.
Then I spent Saturday at various parks in the city, visiting friends that had settled in each one, it was great catching up with so many people. But all I could smell was BBQ, everywhere I went.
So Sunday the Boy and I decided we would have one of our own. We invited a few friends over, hung out some bunting and made a fire in our slightly still wild from winter garden…
Our friends came over at 3pm so I spent the day making things to eat, and reading the papers in the sun with a glass of wine whilst the Boy made fire… it was a good day.
Here is the recipe I used to make some really good burgers.
This made 6 smallish but plenty big enough burgers, or you could make 4 massive ones!
500g mince (go to your butcher it will be so much better!)
1 small red onion finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
1 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
They did start to fall apart a little so you could also add an egg at the mixing stage. Also some chopped chilli or tabasco sauce would be good too, if you like things hot!
1. Mix the mince, onion, garlic, mustard, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce together and season well. To check the seasoning you can do as they do on TV and fry off a little ball of the mix to taste.
2. Shape the mixture into 6 burger patties. Place them on a plate, cover and chill for half an hour, you can freeze them at this stage as I did with 2 of them.
3. After chilling they should cook in 10-20 minutes on the BBQ, depending on how hot yours is… just watch them!
Add some relish, mayo, smoked applewood cheddar and you have THE BEST burger! We used our tomato and onion jam (always need this in the fridge)
We also made a fruity salad to have with some bbq’d halloumi; a must try!
I also made the white rolls, so easy I will share that recipe with you tomorrow.
I hope you all had an equally sunny weekend! Did you BBQ?