Feta Stuffed Home Made Beef Patties

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If your a fan of burgers, you know there is nothing better than a juicy home made burger!!  Moist, tasty and fresh, its the perfect Friday night fun dinner to get creative with!!

I got this recipe from Harry Sideropolis at the good food and wine show and this is my take on it…

This recipe makes 20 Patties depending on size

Ok so you will need;

  • +- 1.5 kg Lean (cause we want to be healthy) Mince
  • 1 cup fresh dill
  • 1 cup fresh Basil
  • 1 cup fresh parsley. I didn’t have fresh Parsley so I used dried, it worked but try to use fresh its worth it in the end
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Table spoons bread crumbs
  • Half a tin of canned chopped and peeled tomatoes
  • 3 Blocks Feta
  • 1 table spoon sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

And now, how you do it;

  • Get a nice big bowl to work in, empty your mince into the bowl and add roughly chopped herbs. don’t be scared to add in the stalks, they have Most of the flavour. You need to get down and dirty with this recipe, get your hands in there and mix like you’ve never mixed before
  • Now add your 2 eggs, and get messy again!

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  • After This add Tomatoes, mix, then add bread crumbs mix
  • Now Add your sugar, salt and pepper. if you like your salt don’t be shy, else your patties may end up Bland. Make sure everything is nicely mixed together
  • If you Don’t Mind tasting raw meat, have a little taste to see if its missing something
  • Now the stuffing Begins, 1.take a hand full off mince 2.roll it into a ball and then squish flat 3.after that squish more flat in the centre to make a little ‘well’ 4.In that little well push in the crumbed feta. Not too much just a few crumbs 5.then fold over the patty, to close the feta in the middle 6.Roll once more and then squish down again to make a patty. the patty should be about 2 cm thick

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  • Now your Patties are ready to fry
  • Heat a small about of olive oil on a medium heat
  • place each patty in the pan careful and gently, give it a good 3 to 6 minutes on each side depending on how you like your meat
  • Once its done, Get creative with those burgers, add cheese, pineapple, pepper sauce or whatever tickles your fancy
  • I simply put some sweet chill sauce, normal chilli sauce, tomatoes and cheese with my patty on a Panini and it was great!

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A Few Tips

  1. Keep your mince in the fridge before you start this recipe, this recipe works best with cold mince. This  helps for your patty not to fall apart before its even reached the pan
  2. Once your patties are in the pan DONT fiddle with them, leave them until its time to flip them! You only need to flip them once!
  3. This recipe can also be used to make meatballs
  4. You can also add other things in the middle like mozzarella, Sun dried Tomatoes, Corn, whatever tickles your fancy
  5. Last but not least……….Enjoy every bit!

 

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