Burger for Two

This isn’t really a baking recipe, but since I used the oven, I guess it qualifies!! Hehe.

I tried cooking for my brother and I today!!

Being an amateur, I don’t know much about cooking, so I took reference from this recipe of BBC Good Food, and tweaked it a bit. I did not make the sweet potato chips, and I didn’t add some ingredients, but overall the method is the same. No grill needed, you just need a nice good oven and a lot of bowls (for the ingredients hahaha). I also boiled some broccoli and ready made Spinach & Cheese Ravioli to go with it.

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It it was a fun experience, and I hope that you guys would try the BBC one out!! It’s a great recipe. Click here for it. 😛

Oven Baked Beef Burger

Ingredients

  • 200g of minced beef (preferably grass fed ones)
  • Half an onion
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • Few teaspoons of salt
  • A teaspoon of breadcrumbs (Panco or you can use fresh bread)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon of butter (I used the spreadable butter)
  • Spinach Leaves (to the proportion you want)
  • Hamburger Buns

Note: You can add tomatoes, lettuce, or cheese to melt it on top, or use double the portion if you are cooking for 4 people etc. You can make your own mayo or spreads too. REMEMBER TO RINSE THE VEGETABLES!!!

Serves: 2 people

Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees. You can do this when you are in the midst of preparing the burger as well.
  2. Cut the onion into tiny slices. They should be small, not in wedges.
  3. Slice the garlic and cut it till they are almost grain-sized.
  4. Take the 200g of minced beef, and stir in the salt, onion and garlic slices together. Slowly spoon in the breadcrumbs and mix it in. At this point, it looks really messy and mashed up. (Short Deviation: Don’t worry if it looks messy. I was looking at it worriedly, since it looked like a pink messy goop of wrong, and the onions occasionally fell out. So don’t fret if some onion pieces stick out, or if your patty base is really chock full of stuff. It will be okay. Hahaha.)
  5. Add the olive oil and butter (preferably at room temperature) into the patty. Mix it in, and it should become softer and wetter. The onion pieces would then stick to the patty eventually.
  6. Use your hands and fold in the patty, and hold it in your hands. Pat the sides, and separate the patty base into 2. Make each patty a nice round shape, not too thick in width, and it should be neatly sitting in your palm. Make a small depression in the centre of the patty, and set it aside.
  7. Place the patty into the oven for around 15-20 minutes.
  8. At the 15 minute mark, place the hamburger buns into the oven. Reset the oven to 250 degrees, and bake for 5-6 minutes. This makes the bread warm.
  9. When the patty has been cooked for some time, it would turn a nice shade of brown. The juice would also flow out of the patty, so don’t fret. It should be cooked through, and you can poke in a fork to check.
  10. Leave the patty to cool for 5-10 minutes to let the juices settle in. Take the toasted hamburger buns, top it off with the meat, add the spinach leaves and end it with another bun. Serve immediately.
Glad it turned out this way. I used ready made ravioli!!
Glad it turned out this way. I used ready made ravioli!!

For the Broccoli: 1 clove of garlic, dash of lemon juice, salt, and olive oil.

Boil the broccoli with salt and water in a pot. When the broccoli has been cooked, it would be able to be poked through with a fork. Quickly turn off the flame, and blanch it in cold water immediately. Set aside while the hamburger cooks. In the last 5 minutes of the patty cooking, open the oven, and slot in the broccoli. Add olive oil, lemon juice and the garlic slices onto the broccoli.

For the Ravioli, I followed the instructions of the Packet. I boiled it with Olive Oil and some salt. I need to learn how to add more salt though!!

Have fun trying this out. Cooking isn’t as hard as you think! 😉

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