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Beef burgers

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4-6
From Countryfile Summer Diaries


  1. Preheat the barbecue to hot.

  2. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together with a fork.

  3. With wet (and clean) hands, shape the meat into flattish rounds of an equal depth to ensure even and thorough cooking.

  4. Cook on the barbecue for approximately 5 minutes on each side - the burgers should be brown in the middle as well as on the outside.


  • 1kg/2¼lb minced beef
  • 1 large onion, grated
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley and thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste

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