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The Classic Hamburger Barbecue Recipe

Serves 4-6


  • 450g rump steak or topside, freshly minced
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 2-4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 450g onions, finely sliced
  • 2 tsp light muscovado sugar
  • pepper
  • hamburger buns, to serve


1. Place the minced steak, onion, garlic, mustard and pepper in a large bowl and mix together. Shape into 4-6 equal-sized burgers, then cover and leave to chill for 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan. Add the onions and saute over a low heat for 10-15 minutes, or until the onions have caramelised. Add the sugar after 8 minutes and stir occasionally during cooking. Drain well on kitchen paper and keep warm.

3. Preheat the barbecue. Cook the burgers over hot coals for 3-5 minutes on each side or until cooked to personal preference. Serve in hamburger buns with the onions.