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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Beef burger, served with Cheesy Leeks and Mushrooms.

Well it may be nice to prepare, cook, eat and enjoy the worlds finest steaks, or the worlds freshest line caught fish, but I recently prepared, cooked and ate a gourmet beef burger! Well I thought it was pretty gourmet … Gordon Ramsey … may not agree, but if you‘re interested I‘ll share this easy recipe with you - and feel free to amend it slightly. For example you may wish to add a teaspoon of mustard to the recipe or use different herbs ..the choice is yours. That‘s the delight of cooking you can explore, invent, mix up the ingredients to better suit your palate. But here’s what I did. 

Serves Two Decent Sized Burgers

250/300 gram lean minced beef
1 red onion chopped
1 egg yolk
1 - 2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp dried mixed herbs *
Salt and pepper to season

* I used dried herbs but if you have fresh ones even better

Simple Method

Just place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, then stir very well making sure it is well mixed. Using your hands divide the mix and shape into two equal sized burgers. Place on a baking tray and cook in a pre-heated oven at 200 or Gas Mark 6 for approx 30 minutes. All ovens vary so check burgers at about 20 minutes and adjust cooking time as necessary. When cooking burgers in the oven it may be an idea to grease or line your baking tray …. helps with the washing up afterwards!


You can either have plain burgers or why not put some stilton cheese on top of the burgers, for the last 10 minutes of cooking and let it melt - it makes the burgers that extra delicious.

We enjoyed this dish served with some mushrooms cooked in butter, I use a small frying pan, with melted butter and cook on top of the hob. For the cheesy leeks, I just sliced up two leeks (wash them first) placed them in a small ovenproof dish. Covered them with double cream and cooked in the oven for approx 15 minutes. Take leeks out of oven and sprinkle with some grated cheddar cheese, return to oven for further 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted and it’s a slight golden brown colour - the leeks should be just soft.

I’m very much an amateur chef … but I like to share recipes and ideas … and of course I wouldn‘t dream of serving these burgers in a bun. This blog is LCHF !

Happy Cooking

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

You can't beat burgers with some Mediterranean roasted vegetables.


Lynda said...

I too am just an amateur cook (wouldn't use the word chef for me). We love burgers without buns, mince is one of our favourite things. One hint that I got off another low carber - if you saute your onion in oil or butter first... then add it to the mince mixture it holds the mixture together much better! Bits of onion don't fall out - especially great because we don't use breadcrumbs to help bind the burgers.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Sue - yes Mediterranean style vegetables do go nicely with burgers, thanks for your comment.


Hi Lynda - thanks for your comment and the tip re the onion sure sounds good to me.

All the best Jan