Today’s dish is a family favourite in my household and uses low-fat ground pork as a base. With the addition of a few herbs and a soup mix pack for an additional layer of flavour, you’ll end up with a dish that you can get from the bench to the table in around 40 minutes. Pork is in plentiful supply at the moment and is relatively inexpensive so, with the cost of the additional ingredients, you’ll find this tasty dish is cheap to make.
Pork Mince 500gram
Bacon or Ham 200 gram
Red onion, finely sliced, 2 medium
French Onion Soup Mix 1 pack
Garlic Powder 2 teaspoons
Marjoram 1 teaspoon
Smoked Paprika 1 teaspoon
Parmesan Cheese 1 tablespoon
Eggs 2 large
Olive Oil 2 tablespoon
- Mix the meats, herbs, parmesan, soup mix, eggs and one tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl. Use your hands to ensure even dispersion of ingredients but don’t overwork the mix or you’ll end up with dry burgers.
- Divide the mix and roll into 12-14 balls, then flatten slightly and place on a plate. Cover with kitchen wrap and place in the freezer for 10 – 15 minutes to allow then to firm up which helps them keep their shape while cooking
- Place the remaining tablespoon of oil in a large frypan and cook the burgers for approximately four minutes each side or until cooked to your liking.
- Serve on fresh rolls with tomato and a crisp salad or with chips and gravy for a real comfort food meal.
I hope you enjoy trying out this recipe and don’t be afraid to experiment to make the recipe yours.
As always, I welcome your questions and comments.