Best Basic Beef Burgers

    30 min

    This really is a basic beef burger, but calls for just a few storecupboard ingredients that really ensure your burger is moist, flavourful and juicy. If you can't BBQ, simply use a griddle pan.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 450g minced beef
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
    • 4 burger buns, halved

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for high heat. Mix together the mince, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and basil. Divide into four balls, and flatten into burgers.
    2. Cook the burgers for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or to desired doneness. The internal temperature should be at least 70 degrees C. Remove from barbecue and place onto burger buns. Top with desired toppings and condiments.

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    These "burgers" are not your traditional burger by any means, so the ketchup mustard route is not your best choice. Being Italian by spice addition, I chose to serve the burgers with an aioli and fresh mozzarella slices on a a rosemary/red onion foccacia instead of a hamburger bun. Keep it Italian and you can't go wrong with this delicious twist to the all-American burger.  -  27 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good recipe. My kids (12 & 17) enjoyed it a LOT. Was fun trying to get them to pic the "different" spice!! KINA!! I was taught how to make a burger patty long ago. Make into a ball...then between your palms, flatten the burger to where you want it....thick or thin. As you flatten it...keep turning the burger and gently squeeze the sides together to get ALL the air pockets out....dont make TOO thin or it will be tough. Its not like making need to handle the burger more to get all the air out...wont have any cracking and wont have that "ball" problem!!! Good luck....  -  26 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Probably the best burgers I have ever made! Very hearty! I wouldn't recommend this recipe for picky eaters - if you're used to bland, this may overwhelm you... but if you're used to a little Garlic and like Basil, you simply MUST try these. DELICIOUS.  -  26 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)