Beef Burger with Wedges

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These easy beef burgers with wedges include ingredients which are cheap and in season in Autumn making a low cost alternative to Friday night takeaways.

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  • 6 potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 3 teaspoons oil
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt, too taste (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, to taste (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 can lentils, drained
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 6 pack burger buns, toasted
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • ½ cup cheese, grated
  • ½ head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • Tomato sauce, for serving
  • Mayonnaise, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 190⁰C and line 2-3 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Toss the potato wedges with 3 teaspoons of oil, rosemary, salt and pepper. Evenly spread the wedges across the baking trays.
  3. Bake the potato wedges in the oven for 15-20 minutes, then turn the wedges and bake for another 20 minutes or until golden brown
  4. In the meantime, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a small pan over medium heat.
  5. Add the onion and garlic and sauté onions for 3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
  6. Transfer the sautéed onion and garlic to a large bowl and allow it to cool completely. Add the mince, lentils, paprika and egg. Use your hands to mix everything thoroughly. Season to taste.
  7. Using your hands, form circular patties, about the size of your palm.
  8. Coat each patty in lightly in flour.
  9. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pan on medium heat, and then place the patties in the pan.
  10. Cook the patties for 10-12 minutes, then flip the patty and allow it to cook for an additional 8 minutes, or until the patty is cooked through.
  11. Place the patty into the bun and then assemble your burger by adding following ingredients: grated cheese, grated carrot, tomato sauce, mayonnaise and shredded iceberg lettuce.
  12. Serve with a side of potato wedges


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