Old-Fashioned Hamburgers

Being on a gluten-free diet doesn't mean you have to give up your favourite  foods. The following recipe is easy to make and the results are delicious. Coupled with a cider, this is the perfect way to enjoy watching the game. Try it for yourself!

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Serves 4

For the burger

·       700g beef mince or you can now buy pre-made gluten-free thick beef patties at Coles to save on time. If using these just skip the Step 2.

·       2/3 cup gluten-free corn crumbs. I use OrgraN Corn Crispy Crumbs, 10.5 Ounce Boxes (Pack of 8) which is also readily available in Coles and Woolworths.

·       1 onion, grated

·       1 egg

·       Salt and pepper to season

·       4 gluten-free burger buns, split and toasted. I've found Schar Ciabatta Parbaked Rolls, 7-Ounce to be the best because they are really light and fluffy, except for the size you wouldn't expect them to be gluten-free!

·       Cheese slices, lettuce, sliced tomato and gluten-free tomato sauce

For the caramelised onions

·       1 Tbsp olive oil

·       2 onions, thinly sliced

·       2 Tbsp brown sugar

·       1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

... and here’s how to make it

1.     To make caramelised onions, heat oil in a large frying pan. Add onions. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally for 15-20mins or until browned and soft. Add sugar and vinegar. Stir over a high heat until mixture is hot and sugar is dissolved. Season with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm.

2.     Using your hands, combine beef, corn crumbs, onion, eggs and seasoning in a large bowl. Divide mixture into 4 portions. Shape portions into patties.

3.     Cook in a heated, oiled, grilled pan, until browned on both sides and cooked through.

4.     Sandwich burgers in buns with cheese, lettuce, tomato, caramelised onions and gluten-free tomato sauce.

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