Friday, 13 September 2013

Tomato Sauce Burgers - there is sauce in them burgers!


These burgers take just a few minutes to prepare homemade so why would you ever buy a store bought burger? I have added some tomato sauce right in the burger along with some other flavours and aromatics it creates a nice juicy burger. Any leftovers freeze perfectly for a night when you don't feel like preparing a big meal.

You will need:
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef 
  • 1/4 cup your favourite tomato sauce or pasta sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp your favourite barbecue spice mix
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh herbs - I used basil, parsley and chives
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced fine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


Step 1: chop garlic and herbs. In a large bowl add meat, herbs and all remaining ingredients. My tomato sauce was crushed tomatoes with garlic, chopped basil, parsley, salt, pepper and olive oil. Mix gently with your hands to distribute flavourings throughout but, don't work the meat too hard or the burgers will be tough. I like the way the tomato sauce stains the burgers. Form into patties and place on wax paper. Freeze the ones you don't use in Ziploc bags.


Step 2: shred some cheese - mine was old cheddar. Slice some big fat tomatoes. Heat the grill!


Step 3: grill them to the way you view perfection. I like to place the cheese on the burger as soon as I flip them. Serve on a soft bun with your favourite toppings. 

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