With BBQ season in full swing, we spoke to local food writer Anna Stanford from Anna’s Family Kitchen about her ultimate burger recipe…

Anna says “These homemade burgers are on another level to a shop bought version yet very easy to make. Great on the barbecue or simply cook in a frying pan or griddle. The tomato relish uses ketchup, Greek Yogurt and Cornichons. Pick your trimmings – I used crisp lettuce, tomato, avocado and cheddar ? oh and caramelised onions.”

Serves: 4

Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Difficulty: easy

INGREDIENTS
For the burgers
600g Aberdeen Angus minced beef
1/2 onion finely chopped
1 tbsp Panko crust or breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tbsp grated parmesan
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1 egg beaten
Salt and pepper

For the relish:
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp Greek Yogurt
3 cornichons chopped
1 tsp English mustard

Choose from a choice of toppings, our suggestions are:-
Cheese
Sautéed onion
Pickles
Avocado
Lettuce
Tomato

Combine the burger ingredients in a bowl and make into 4 fat burgers. Lay on baking parchment and put in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm.

Mix together your tomato relish ingredients.

Cook your burgers for 4 minutes each side.

Layer your burger with all your chosen trimmings in a brioche bun.

Follow more of Anna’s delicious recipes on her website Anna’s Family Kitchen.