Burgers with horseradish cream is an interesting twist to the classic hamburger recipe that is perfect for Labor Day weekend. It has a burst of spice and aroma, with a touch of saltiness from the sea. The horseradish cream on the other hand compliment the mix of flavors by giving off a neutral creamy taste. It also adds more texture to this yummy dish.
It is highly encouraged to use fresh bread crumbs. All you need to do is trim off the sides of a few pieces of day old loaf bread (usually 4 slices make 1 cup). Process them in a blender or food processor for 1-2 minutes or until it is fine. Otherwise, make sure that you use very fine bread crumbs that can be bought in the supermarket. Adding some herbs to this recipe is also a great idea, so feel free to experiment as you wish.
750g beef mince
1 cup breadcrumbs, preferably fresh
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
5 drops tabasco sauce
1 egg, lightly beaten
6 burger buns
Salt and ground pepper to taste
3 cups shredded lettuce
For the horseradish cream:
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons horseradish relish
Salt and ground white pepper to taste
Combine the breadcrumbs, tabasco, egg and lemon rind in a large mixing bowl. Season it with salt and pepper. Mix well.
Divide the beef mince mixture into 6 and make patties. Place them on a plate or baking tray. With your thumb, press the center of the patty to make an indentation. Place an oyster in the hole and smooth some mince over it to enclose it. Cover the plate or tray with cling film and refrigerate the patties for 1 hour.
Next, prepare the horseradish cream by placing the sour cream and horseradish relish in a small bowl. Mix well and season it with salt and pepper. Refrigerate.
Lightly grease a grill or non-stick frying pan with oil. Cook the burgers in batches over medium heat for 6-8 minutes per side or until they are cooked through; making sure that you turn them only once.
Place a burger patty on a burger bun and spoon some horseradish cream over the patty. Top it with shredded lettuce. Repeat this for the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately with chips or fries.
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