The idea for this recipe came to me while I was on holiday. This summer we visited Lyton and Lynmouth. While we were there we took a day trip to Coombe Martin beach. Coombe Martin is a very small town with a beautiful beach. In the town is a butchers. Ted noticed in the shop they were selling tomato and basil sausages.
As I have a slight gluten intolerance I asked the butcher if the sausages were gluten free. The butcher replied with a very blunt no. Well I thought, I have mince pork in the fridge at home so I could make burgers with this idea. That’s exactly what I did when we got home. They were so tasty and I am pleased with this idea. In fact, if we are ever back in Coombe Martin again I would like to thank the butcher for not selling gluten free sausages!
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- Vegetable peeler
- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Baking tray
- Mixing bowl
- Onion x 1
- Mince Beef x 500g
- Ground almonds x 4 tbsp
- Carrot x 1 large
- Basil 1 large handful
- Tomato puree x 2 tbsp
- Tamari or soy sauce x 2 tbsps
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Peel and slice and dice the onion finely and set aside.
- Wash the basil and pat it dry.
- Chop the basil finely, leaving a few bigger leaves to one side and then set the chopped basil aside too.
- Peel and grate the carrot and set this aside too.
- Put the mince beef into the mixing bowl.
- Add in the ground almonds, tomato puree, tamari or soy sauce, diced onions, chopped basil and salt and pepper to your taste into the bowl.
- Dampen your hands under the tap so the mixture doesn’t stick to your hands.
- Using your damp hands scrunch all the ingredients together.
- Once everything is well mixed together divide the mixture into four even parts.
- Wash and dampen your hands again.
- Now take a quarter of the mixture and flatten it.
- Make it into a burger shape and make sure their is a dip in the middle of the burger.
- The dip will hopefully stop if from rising when in the oven.
- Put the burgers onto the plate and then into the fridge for 4 – 6 hours.
- Place the burgers onto a baking tray and put into the oven for about 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown on the outside.
- Serve with chips and salad.
- Then enjoy.
Tomato and Basil Pork Burgers were really delicious. The best part about preparing the burgers is you can make them in advance of the meal. When it’s time to cook the burgers it feels like the fairies have made dinner. I like to make the burgers in the morning and put them in the fridge until we want to eat them. All the ingredients in these burgers are freezable so you could freeze them. However you decide to eat these burgers, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx