Variations on a theme – the best burger

Or is that the greatest burger or even the ultimate burger, I can remember living in London in the early 90’s we all thought the best burgers were from Fulham! either from Vingt Quatre, 325 Fulham Road (looking at today’s website they don’t even serve burgers anymore!) or from the American Diner Ed’s and those wet fries were the best!

If you want to make your own burgers it’s not that big a deal, here are a couple of different recipes to try otherwise just order some proper burgers full of Yorkshire Beef and a bit of seasoning and nothing else from our website at

Hairy Bikers Ultimate Burger


500g minced rump steak,
4 shallots or small onions, finely chopped
1 tbsp chopped of Thyme
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 dash of Tabasco sauce
3 pinches Maldon flaked sea salt
1 egg, beaten

To serve:-

tomato relish
red onion, thinly sliced
white bun (from the local bakers)
mayonnaise (homemade if you can be bothered)


 1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Cover with cling film and pop in the fridge for 30 minutes.

2. Shape into patties, brush with olive oil and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side (for rare), or until cooked just the way you like.

3. Spread each side of the bun with mayonnaise.  Add the burger to the bun, top with the sliced onion and tomato relish, and serve.

About cwildman

Local Food Evangelist, 5th Generation Butcher based in the Yorkshire Dales, England. Town End Farm Shop, Artisan Butchery & Charcuterie, Home of The Yorkshire Chorizo.
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1 Response to Variations on a theme – the best burger

  1. the tomato relish is a great addition! it really completes the burger!


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