Published on 28 Nov 2013

The burger, a classic but since I like to play around with flavours and ingredients in the kitchen to improve recipes I’ve added a few couple atypical ingredients to my hamburger mix recipe.

To enchance the “meatiness” of my burgers I add both dried mushroom and fish sauce since they are umami boosters. Also, the mushroom adds a bit of earthiness taste and fish sauce is a good salt-alternative.


Amount Ingredient Notes
600 g ground beef or 300 g each ground beef & pork
1/2 onion grated
2 cloves garlic minced
2 large dried brown mushrooms
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Ketchup
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon fish sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes



My preferred way to cook the patties (if it’s not outdoor-grill-season) is to use a heavy cast-iron skillet, searing/browning the patties in it when it’s quite hot for about 2-3 minutes a side.

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