Beast of Burger

Having an urge for a burger usually hits me in quite an impromptu way, with a slight jab to the stomach and resulting in an uppercut to the head - which usually means I must eat a burger. Soon. This urge came across me this afternoon, which meant I had the time to go and buy ingredients for said burger rather than taking a trip to somewhere like Camden to score at Hache (which I must blog about soon)
So if you're anything like me and need a quick failsafe reliable recipe for a hearty burger to use you as a punching bag, then try this one for size...

Makes 4 beastly sized burgers

250g of beef mince
1/2 a red onion (or 1 small one) - finely diced
1 large clove of garlic - crushed
2 spring onions - chopped
A few sprigs of fresh parsley - chopped
1 large egg - beaten
Salt and pepper for seasoning
A few pinches of dried chili
Splash of red wine

How to make:
Heat a knob of butter in a pan and cook the red onion, garlic and chili until soft. Add to a bowl and mix together with the mince. 
Mix in the beaten egg a little at a time.
Add the spring onions and parsley.
Season with salt and pepper and add a splash of red wine to the mixture.
Split into 4 patties. 
Preheat the grill to 180 and cook the burgers for about 25 minutes - turning every 10 minutes or so.
Use a knife to cut into the middle to check if they're cooked. If the juices run clear and no blood escapes you're ready to serve.

(Before a good grilling)

If you so wish, serve with a bun, tomato and salad in the classic fashion. Though I just had it sans bun with salad and some flakes of melted mature cheddar.

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