The internet relies on hyperbolic statements like THIS IS THE SIMPLEST BEST BURGER RECIPE EVER WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE, DROP 23 DRESS SIZES AND SAVE THE LIFE OF AN ADORABLE ILL BABY. This, however, is a fairly good burger, that’s pretty quick to make. It’s an adaptation of a Jamie Oliver recipe from 15 Minute Meals. So it actually takes half an hour. It’s a solid dinner.



Makes 4 burgers

400g good beef mince
1tbsp wholegrain mustard
A mouthful of good tasty ale
Salt and pepper
Crusty cobs or rolls, depending on where you’re from



Put the mince, mustard, beer, parsley, and some salt and pepper in a bowl and mix it all up well. Needless to say, the rest of the beer is yours, cook’s privileges. Form into four even sized balls, then squish the balls down into four burgers, about 2 cm thick.

Heat a grill pan over a medium heat and the oven to 150c. Stick the burgers in the pan and cook until the bottom side is cooked and has some nice almost burnt lines on it. Flip them and squish them down with a spatula to stop the edges curling up too much.

Cut the cobs in half and put a bit of cheese on each of the bottom halves. Stick them in the oven to melt the cheese, and toast the bread a bit.

When the burger and buns are done, put the burger on the cheese half, then ketchup and mayonnaise (mix them together and make the special sauce from Stepbrothers) then sliced tomato, gherkins and salad. And then the top half of the bun.


Eat away.


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