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SW Homemade Brugers..HELP!

Bella30

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S: 15st4.5lb C: 14st2.5lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 34.1 Loss: 1st2lb(7.46%)
#1
Hi all

I made homemade burgers for the first time tonight and they were absolutely delicious, my only problem was they fell apart a bit when I was grilling them. Anyone got any advice to stop this happening again because I have a load more to freeze so not sure if I need to do anything before I do this??

Thanks

Bella x
 
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#2
Bella30 said:
Hi all

I made homemade burgers for the first time tonight and they were absolutely delicious, my only problem was they fell apart a bit when I was grilling them. Anyone got any advice to stop this happening again because I have a load more to freeze so not sure if I need to do anything before I do this??

Thanks

Bella x
Adding an egg to the mixture will normally help bind the mixture together, you really need to work it all together too so the mixture is nice and smooth.
 

Bella30

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S: 15st4.5lb C: 14st2.5lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 34.1 Loss: 1st2lb(7.46%)
#3
Ok thanks, I didn't use an egg. I've already shaped the burgers now so can I brush them with egg next time I grill them or should I put all the mixture back in a bowl, add the egg and restart?
 
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#4
I don't add egg and my burgers stay together. You need to get your hands in there with the mix to bring it all together and it helps to chill them for a while before cooking. When you're cooking them don't turn them too soon. You might find it easier to use a burger press to form a nice neat burger - Lakeland sell them - had one for many years.
 
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#5
if i am doing home made burgers i make them the morning of the evening i want them so do them sat morning for a sat night dinner and they are ok I also bake them in the oven at the same time as my home made wedges and they stay together
 

Bella30

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S: 15st4.5lb C: 14st2.5lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 34.1 Loss: 1st2lb(7.46%)
#6
Thankyou both. I've never made them before so was a bit unsure how they would turn out but you have given me some good tips to try next time now!

:thankyou:

Bella xx
 
S: 14st3lb C: 10st13lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 24.7 Loss: 3st4lb(23.12%)
#7
I always use egg but I also put peppers , chilli powder and onion In my mix too gives it a lovely taste they always stick together I'd def recommend egg as it's free anyway :)
 


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