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Whatever-The-Weather Burgers from the Little Pink Kitchen

Sunny one minute, rainy the next; a delicious homemade burger will taste superb whatever the weather! Sarah Patterson of the Little Pink Kitchen shows you how to transform some basic ingredients into succulent, juicy burgers that can enjoyed in the garden, under a brolly or, if all else fails, at the kitchen table.

Making burgers at home not only saves you money on costly takeaways, it gives you the opportunity to produce a healthier version of the meal. Whether you’re a bacon and cheese fan, or love to load up on salad, there’s endless options to customise your burgers and they can be cooked on the hob or on the barbeque


  • 1 egg
  • 400g mince beef
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • Olive oil
  • Burger buns
  • A selection of toppings


  1. Beat the egg in a large bowl
  2. Add the mince, chopped onion and a tsp of mustard, combining with your hands.
  3. Separate mixture into 4 and shape into burgers
  4. Allow the patties to chill in the fridge for 10 – 60 minutes before cooking
  5. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan
  6. Cook the burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked through
  7. Serve in a bun with your favourite toppings

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The Garden Burger – Lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions

The Big Blue – Blue cheese, rocket, red onion

The Hawaiian – Pineapple, cheese, thousand island dressing

The Big Breakfast – Egg and bacon

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