Finger Licking Beef Ricotta Burgers

Ricotta Beef Burger

Finger Licking Good Ricotta Beef Burger

I’ve been experimenting with various burger patties, not only because they are delicious to eat, but the patties are great snacks to have for children in lunch boxes, as well as for adults to nibble on.

Ingredients

  • 400g beef mince (can use pork or lamb or chicken or even a mix of all)
  • 200g ricotta cheese
  • Sea salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 5 spring onions finely chopped (alternatively use 1 onion)
  • 1 tbsp pickled capers aka capers in vinegar or marinaded (optional, since not to everyones liking)
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary (use only the leaves and finely chopped)
  • coconut oil, for frying

Relish

  • 100g marinaded sun-dried tomatoes (or re-hyradated sun dried tomatoes)
  • 1 tbsp apple vinegar or sherry vinegar
  • 15g pepperdews (optional)

How to make?

  1. In a large mixing bowl (either manually or with your kitchen mixer), mix together the mince, ricotta onion, capers (I chopped finely, but can use whole) & rosemary (I also chopped finely).
  2. Season with salt & pepper.
  3. Make into balls, flatten with the palm of your hand (makes approximately 8 medium size patties).  This now can be frozen or can be fried/baked.
  4. Fry in coconut oil in the frying pan, approximately 8 minutes on each side, but this is dependent on the thickness of your patties.
  5. For the relish, chop the sundries tomatoes and mix with a little bit of the marinade, and add the vinegar and season with salt & pepper, if necessary.
  6. Assemble, by putting the patty on the hamburger roll, with a dollop of relish.  Add any other toppings & condiments like mustard etc, according to your personal preference!
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