Tuesday Review Day: Homemade Spicy Burgers


Tuesday is normally review day but in my usual fashion I am mixing it up a bit and this time we're going to be "reviewing" one of my personal recipes.

Homemade Spicy Burgers

You might have caught these on my Twitter last week, and on request I thought I'd share them with you!

Little tip, this recipe will make around 4 good sized burgers but if you don't want to eat them all wrap individually in cling film and they should last in the fridge for one or two days.

Now this was a bit experimental so I'm super in support if you want to adjust any ingredients to your own tastes, but here are the basics you're going to need:

350g Mince (steak) beef
2 eggs
half a red onion finely diced
2 garlic cloves crushed and diced
1 fresh small red chilli, seeds removed and finely diced
3/4 tbsp bread crumbs
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp mustard
chilli halloumi (or if you want something to balance the heat mozzarella is great)
Olive Oil
2 tbsp plain flour

Crusty rolls & salad

This is going to be quick!

First you're going to want to warm 1/2 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan and fry your red onions, garlic and fresh chilli until soft. Then remove from the pan and leave the pan aside to fry our burgers in just a minute.

Now for the fun bit.

Throw your onions, garlic, chili and everything else (not the flour!) in a  big mixing bowl get your hands in there and mix it all up until you have a good consistency ready for shaping. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Separate your mixture into 4 equally sized burger balls and lightly dust a clean surface with flour. You then want to press your 4 meat balls into tidy burger shapes in the flour. This will help your burgers to hold when they fry.

Place that frying pan back on the stove and heat up some more olive oil. Pop in your burgers and fry on a medium heat for about 12 minutes turning frequently, until golden brown and cooked through.

Last but not least you want to slice your halloumi or mozzarella into good sized slices and throw in the pan for a couple of minutes, turning, and avoiding from sticking to the pan. (Mozzarella warning - it will string quickly to keep it moving in the pan & it will only take 20ish seconds). These will pick up the flavours inside the pan and add a nice spicy or mild touch to your burgers.

And voila! Super easy and extra yummy homemade burgers.

Don't forget that all important crusty roll, and side with a salad or some homemade potato wedges.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe and share your photos if you try it!

That's all for now.
Thanks for reading,

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  1. Yum! These look lovely :) Really easy to follow recipe too! xx


    1. You should definitely give them a go they really are that easy!x

  2. Those sound and look so good - I've never made burgers myself, must give it a go! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Ah you should! I'd be lying if I said I don't like fast food every now and then (ahem Mc donalds ahem) but nothing beats homemade...so good and really simple! Let me know if you give it a try x


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