Marcus Wareing's Cheese Burgers with Caramelised Onions

Create a down-to-earth meal for all the family.

Method

1. Mix together the ingredients for the burgers. Fry a little of the mixture to check the seasoning, adjust if necessary. Shape into four patties and refrigerate.
2. For the caramelised onions, melt the butter in a medium-sized frying pan, add the sliced onions, thyme and salt, and cook for around 20-25 minutes until golden and sticky.
3. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a large frying pan and brown the burgers until cooked through, about 6-7 minutes each side. Remove them from the heat and place a slice of cheese on top of each one to melt gently.
4. Brush the inside of the ciabatta with the oil and grill or toast lightly. Spread one half with hummus, then lay the beef patties on the other. Add the onions and rocket and sandwich together. Cut into sections and serve.

Ingredients

Burgers

Vegetable Oil For Frying
Table Salt ½tsp
Coarsely Ground Black Pepper ½tsp
Tomato Ketchup 2tbsp
Soy Sauce 2tbsp
Tomato Puree 1tbsp
Bunch Tarragon, Leaves Chopped (about 1tbsp) ¼
Bunch Flat Leaf Parsley Chipped, About 2tbsp ¼
Fresh Brown Breadcrumbs 50g
Medium Free-range Egg, Lightly Beaten 1
Cloves Garlic, Peeled And Crushed 2
Medium Onion Peeled And Diced 1
Beef Mince 500g

Caramelised onions

Bunch Thyme (about 1tbsp) ¼
Medium Onions Peeled And Sliced 3
Unsalted Butter 25g
Tbale Salt ½tsp

To serve

Slices Emmenthal Cheese 4
Loaves Ciabatta Halved Horizontally 1 Or 2
Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2tbsp
Hummus 4tbsp
Small Handfuls Rocket 4

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