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Classic burger and wedges
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Burgers are super easy to make at home. They’re also healthier and much cheaper than getting a takeaway – win-win! Get the kids involved and have some burger fun!
This is a Full Time: Get Cooking with Marcus and Tom recipe. Premier League footballer Marcus Rashford and chef Tom Kerridge have created the campaign as part of #EndChildFoodPoverty to get families across the country cooking nutritious, low-cost meals.
For the burger:
500g pack 5% fat beef mince
1 tsp American mustard (optional)
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
4 burger buns
1 large tomato
2 handfuls iceberg lettuce, shredded
4 slices of cheese (optional)
Your favourite sauce for serving (e.g. mustard, ketchup, BBQ) (optional)
For the wedges:
4 medium sized potatoes
2 tbsp vegetable oil
A pinch of dried herbs
1. Put the oven on at 200°C.
2. For the wedges, wash the potatoes and cut them into chunky wedges. Pop them in a bowl and add the vegetable oil, and dried herbs. Toss it all together, then place the wedges on a baking tray. Roast in the hot oven for 40 minutes until golden and crispy, turning them halfway through.
3. Next, make the burgers. Peel and roughly chop the onion, then add this to a bowl along with the mince, mustard and tomato ketchup. Using your hands, mix together so it’s well combined. Divide the mixture into 4 balls and shape into patties. If not cooking straight away, pop them in the fridge until ready to cook.
4. Heat a large non-stick frying pan.Once hot, add the patties, squashing slightly to flatten them with the back of a spoon. Cook on a high heat for 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through. If using, place a slice of cheese on top of each patty and turn off the heat. Leave for a minute or so to let the cheese start to melt.
5. To assemble, slice the burger buns in half and then slice up the tomato and cut up the lettuce leaves. Add a squeeze of ketchup, or your favourite sauce, to the bottom half of each bun and place a couple of slices of tomato on top. Then add some lettuce before adding the burger patties. Finally, squeeze a bit of mustard onto the top half of the bun and pop this on top of the patty.
6. Serve with the potato wedges hot from the oven. There you go! Burgers at home.
This recipe was first published in July 2021.