The Perfect Patty
MARKET BOX RECIPES

The Perfect Patty

The patty is the hero of the burger! And everyone’s hero is different (this is our hero).  For the Red and Mixed Meat Boxes. 

  • Place some beef mince in a bowl and add lots of finely chopped fresh herbs, some grated garlic and finely chopped chili. Mix until well combined and shape into patties, about 2cm thick. 

  • Place a pan over medium heat with some oil. Fry the patties on both sides until golden and cooked to your liking. 

  • Remove from the pan and let them rest for 2-4 minutes before eating.

Optional Cheesy Centre:

  • Finely chop some rosemary leaves. Grate some cheese of your choice or use whole slices of cheese, we like to use grated cheddar or sliced halloumi. 

  • In a bowl, combine the beef mince with rosemary, some chopped chilli, 1 egg and seasoning. Mix well to combine. Take one portion and spread it flat into a small circle, pat the middle to make a shallow well. Then, put a tablespoon of the cheese or a cheese slice on top and wrap the beef around and over the cheese to cover. Shape into a ball, then flatten slightly into a burger. Repeat with remaining mince and cheese. 

  • If you want to fry the burgers, place a pan over a medium-high heat with enough oil to cover the base. Fry on both sides until cooked through and golden.

  • If you want to bake the burgers, bake them in a hot oven at 200°C for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through. 

CHEF’S TIP: 

If your patties need some firming up before cooking, pop them in the fridge for a few minutes before cooking. And don’t forget to let them rest for 2-4minutes after cooking before devouring.