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    Organic beef burgers

    A dual recipe for both burgers and accompanying relish.

    • Preparation time: 40 minutes plus chilling
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 50 minutes plus chilling 50 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 500g organic beef mince
    • 1 red onion, finely chopped
    • 3 cornichons, finely chopped
    • 2 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
    • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
    • 2 tsp dijon mustard
    • 2 tsp olive oil
    • 4 burger buns, split, toasted
    • A few lettuce leaves
    • 2 tomatoes, sliced
    • 1 red onion, sliced
    • For the relish:
    • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
    • 1 red chilli, deseeded,finely chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 1 tbsp dark brown muscovado sugar
    • 400g can chopped tomatoes
    • 1 tsp white wine vinegar


    1. In a bowl, combine the beef, red onion, cornichons, parsley, worcestershire sauce and mustard; season generously. Shape the mixture into 4 patties. Chill for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
    2. Meanwhile, for the relish, simmer the shallot, chilli, garlic, sugar, chopped tomatoes and vinegar in a small pan for 30 minutes, stirring regularly, until thick. Leave to cool, then chill.
    3. Brush the burgers with the oil; griddle for 4–5 minutes on each side, until marked but still juicy. Serve in the buns with lettuce, tomato, onion and a dollop of the relish.

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