Recipe Shed: The Ultimate Super Burger with Fried Onion Bhaji Rings


A burger’s a burger, eh? Come on, people, get with the programme. A burger is what you make it. A burger is an expression of your self, your very being. You can add what you like to it, make it yours, make it UNIQUE.

Now I know what you’re probably thinking (‘Get a life, Keith, it’s a burger!’ perhaps), you’re probably thinking that a burger is about the toppings: a bit of cheese here, a bit of bacon there, some cucumber, tomatoes, onions. Topped with mustard and/or ketchup.

But these burgers are a little like your good self: it’s what’s INSIDE that matters.

And so, to kick off my first Recipe Shed Linky, I give you Parmesan, Tomato, Oregano and Garlic Burgers with Fried Onion Bhaji Rings.

If you have a recipe you think could enchance the mundane existence of another person’s life, then please add it to the Linky at the end of this recipe.

For 2 hungry people

FOR THE BURGERS
400g lean steak mince
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp dried oregano
50g (or more, depending on how cheesy you wan it) grated Parmesan
1 tsp salt
1-2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 tbsp chopped tomatoes, from a tin
2 tbsp sunflower oil
Large burger buns
Salad (whatever you fancy) and condiments (mustard, mayonnaise etc)

FOR THE ONION RINGS
1 onion, peeled and sliced into 0.5cm thick rings
4 tbsp gram flour
approx. 4 tbsp water, or more, but enough to make a thick batter to coat the onions
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
0.5 litre sunflower oil, for cooking

1. In a clean bowl, add all the ingredients for the burgers and knead together, either with your hands or a metal spoon. Divide the mixture into two, then shape into balls and flatten out to burger shapes. Transfer to a plate and keep in the fridge until required.

2. Meanwhile, slice the onions and add to the gram flour batter mixture.

3. Take two large frying pans, and in one heat 2 tbsp of oil, and in the other, 0.5 litre oil, until smoking hot.

4. Cook the burgers in the pan for approx. 4 mins each side, until the outside is slightly charred, but the inside is moist with a hint of pink. Transfer to a plate to rest.

5. At the same time, remove the onions from the batter, shaking off any excess, and fry them in the hot oil for approx. 2 mins each side, until crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen paper.

6. Lightly toast the burger buns, then assemble the burgers and serve with the onion rings, salad and condiments.


Fancy joining in? Fancy sharing your recipe with a wider audience? Then add it to the Link below and don’t forget to Link back.  This is the first week of the Recipe Shed Linky, so chuck in anything you fancy. In the future, though, let’s theme the Shed – Indian, Italian, Cupcakes, Bread, Soup, you name it.

All you have to do is click on Mister Linky to add your link…

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29 Responses to Recipe Shed: The Ultimate Super Burger with Fried Onion Bhaji Rings

  1. Mmm loving the look of those onion rings. Will definitely give them a go.

  2. Great idea. I’m always looking out for new recipes.

    I’m not a huge burger fan myself but those onion rings look great! I have made onion bhajis in this way before but never thought of just doing onion rings!

  3. I’ve linked to my spaghetti Tofunaise (spag-bol for non-meat eaters) to counter your meat fest – even though it looks delicious.

  4. Ali

    Those onion rings look gorgeous, will be trying them. Love a recipe share :-)

  5. Sarah Mac

    Fantastic idea, I’ll be back a little later with something!

  6. Good one Keith for getting your Recipe Linky up and running. We must’ve been on the same wavelength this week because I came up with a burger too but with sweet potato fries. They’re all the rage over here in Aus at the moment.

    Looking forward to reading all the recipes.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  7. Making a mental note of those onion rings – I love onion rings!

  8. I love a good burger, and that really looks like a very, very good burger!

  9. That looks lush. Although, I’m vegetarian so the burger doesn’t look that tasty! I am definitely going to have a go at those onion rings though. What’s gram flour?

  10. That looks absolutely gorgeous, if only they did burgers like that in restaurants , I would be sure to eat them then. I will have a rummage through my recipes. Great idea for a linky…

  11. Those burgers look so good! And I love onion rings. Am sure slimming world must have a version I could try! Thank you so much for the suggestion of adding to this. Is it going to be weekly?

  12. Totally agree on the burgers, it is harder than you think perfecting them at home though. I like to put onion in, but it needs to be finely chopped and gently cooked beforehand. Also Jamie has a great lamb burger recipe, nice having something a little different sometimes.

  13. Brilliant idea! I love it…now I just need to be able to cook :-)

  14. I have to admit onion rings scare me, but that is due to the oil

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  16. Onion ring batter looks nice n light. Is it good on other vegetables?

  17. Lauren

    Those onion rings look AMAZING!

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  19. Yum!! good homemade burgers are the best. Will try it out. Liking this recipe linky and have added my own recipe for a tomato, mozzarella and pesto tart above. Let me know if you try it sometime.

  20. oh my, that looks amazing – I am such a burger fiend! I’m well impressed with the new linky and badge too!

  21. lets hope your linky goes from strength to strength, I love homemade burgers, much nicer than pre-made ones

  22. Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum!!! Going to make them tonight with Turkey mince (we don’t eat red meat). Delish!!!!

  23. Aloha! Your recipe and photos are amazing; thanks for sharing. How often will you be putting up your linky? Would love to join in with the next one :)

  24. I am a massive burger fan and those pics look amazing. Really like the onion bhaji idea! Keep up the great work!

  25. That looks amazing! I’ve gone for a bit of sweet to accompany the savory :)

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  27. Fantastic idea, & I’ve finally gotten round to include a recipe for this week. I’ll have to start thinking of next week’s one!

    Your recipe sounds so yummy, I think I’ll have to make it this week :)

  28. I have now subscribed RHD so I promise to put up the little badge and that next time, but my Brownie recipe is too good not to share :) I promise to look around some of the others later – I love new recipes that actually work x

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