Ricotta beef burgers

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As you know, I like trying out new recipes whenever I can! I found this when I was looking for Easter recipes (not that this really has any special Easter connection) but it said that it’s quick to make so I thought I’d try it on a weeknight. The recipe serves 6 – I made up the whole batch and have frozen the rest for another day (I put a later of greaseproof paper between each batch of 2 so that they don’t stick).

This recipe is by Nigel Slater – you can find the original recipe here.

Ingredients
– 400g/14oz beef mince
– 200g/7oz ricotta cheese
– 4 spring onions, finely chopped
– 1 tbsp capers
– 1 sprig of rosemary, leaves picked
– salt and freshly ground black pepper
– 2 tbsp olive oil, for frying

For the relish
– 100g/3Β½oz sun-dried tomatoes
– 1 tbsp sherry vinegar

To serve
– 6 ciabatta rolls

Method

1. In a large mixing bowl mix together the beef mince, ricotta, spring onions, capers and picked rosemary. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

2. Using your hands make ball shapes of the mixture to approximately the size of your palm.

3. Pan fry in olive oil for 6-8 minutes per side.

4. For the relish, chop the sun-dried tomatoes and mix with a little of the oil from the jar. Add the sherry vinegar and season with salt and pepper.

5. When the patties are cooked, assemble the burgers with a generous spreading of sun-dried tomato relish. Serve in the rolls.

Now we just need some sunshine for a BBQ! 😊

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