Beef and red pepper burgers

Preparation time:  15 minutes plus chilling
Cooking time: 8-12 minutes
Serves: 4 
 
Ingredients

450g lean beef mince

1 small onion, peeled and finely grated

1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed

1 small red pepper, deseeded and finely diced

l½ tsp dried mixed herbs

2 tbsp barbecue or sweet chilli sauce

25-50g fresh breadcrumbs

Salt and freshly milled black pepper

1 egg, beaten

1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil

Salad leaves, to garnish
Method
 
1. Place the minced beef in a large bowl and add the onion, garlic, red pepper, herbs, barbecue or sweet chilli sauce and breadcrumbs.

2. Add the seasoning and egg. Mix together thoroughly, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3. Using damp hands shape the mixture into 4-6 evenly sized burgers.

4. Brush the burgers with a little oil and cook on a prepared barbecue or preheated moderate grill for 4-6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and any meat juice runs clear.

5. Serve the burgers in ciabatta rolls garnished with salad leaves with a large spoonful of selected relish or mayonnaise.
 
Tip:
To prevent the burgers breaking up during cooking, place on a sheet of aluminium foil over the barbecue.
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