• p10


    Homemade beef burger

    800g of minced beef

    1 small onion, finely diced

    2 garlic cloves, crushed

    2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce

    2 tbsp of anchovy sauce

    2 tbsp of chopped parsley




    Chunky chips

    6 Maris Piper potatoes, peeled



    Stilton rarebit

    25g of plain flour

    25g of butter

    65g of Stilton, crumbled

    65g of cheddar, grated

    110ml of ale

    1/2 tsp of English mustard

    1/2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce



    Burger sauce

    50ml of tomato ketchup

    50g of French's classic mustard

    To serve

    4 burger buns

    1 head of baby gem lettuce, leaves picked

    2 tomatoes, sliced


    Sweat the onion and garlic in a little olive oil until translucent. Allow to cool

    Mix with the beef mince and the rest of the ingredients. Shape into 4 even burger patties, using a press or by hand. Chill the patties for 30 minutes in the fridge

    Meanwhile, slice the Maris Piper potatoes into thick chips and wash well under cold water. Place in a pan and cover with fresh cold water. Season and bring to the boil

    Once boiling, remove from the heat and drain - making sure not to break up the chips. Spread out on a tray to cool and dry

    For the rarebit, melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour to form a roux. Cook gently for 2 minutes and then slowly add the beer, whisking all the time

    Bring to the simmer and cook very gently for 5 minutes, stirring continuously. Add the rest of the Stilton rarebit ingredients, season, and mix well until smooth. Pour into a suitable container and leave to cool

    Season the burgers and sear both sides in a hot pan with oil. Transfer to an oven set to 180°C/gas mark 4 and allow to cook through for 10 minutes

    Remove the burgers from the oven, spoon a little of the rarebit mix over each and transfer to the grill or barbecue for a few minutes so that the rarebit mixture is bubbling on top. Allow to rest for a couple of minutes

    Deep fry the chips in oil at 180°C until crispy and golden, then drain and season

    Mix the ketchup and mustard together in a bowl to make the burger sauce

    Place the burgers in the buns along with some lettuce and slices of tomato. Spoon the burger sauce onto the burgers and serve with the chunky chips