There’s this favourite gourmet burger shop of mine in Melbourne called Grill’d, which serves healthy gourmet burgers. I know Malaysia’s famous for it’s roadside Ramli burger stalls but I do sometimes crave for a big fat juicy beef burger. Obviously, it’s not easy to replicate the burgers from Grill’d (or else I would’ve opened my own burger restaurant), but I’ve tried a burger recipe from the Australian Better Homes and Gardens magazine while I was in Australia and it was pretty darn good. Now here’s a version (mine) I tried in Malaysia. Note: I reckon the ‘Aussie’ beef mince here in Malaysia seems to be somewhat different.
- 550g premium beef mince
- 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
- 3/8 cups fresh breadcrumbs (1/2 cups to make it easier)
- 1.5 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley (optional)
- Combine mince, onion, egg, breadcrumbs, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and parsley in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.
- Mix well with clean hands or spatula and leave in fridge for 1-2 hours. You can omit the fridge step if you are pressed for time.
- Using damp hands, shape into patties. Makes about 8 or 7 big, plump ones.
- Heat oil in frying pan and pan fry the patties until evenly browned or well cooked. Press patties lightly while frying.
- Serve beef patties on burger buns with salad of your choice, cheddar cheese, tomato sauce and mustard.