A great beef burger is a thing of beauty – yet it is very difficult to get right. There are countless burger blends which all promise to make the best burger. For the sake of simplicity and cost it is all too easy to dispense with these blends and use standard ground or minced beef.
However, using pure minced beef rump makes a truly delicious burger and is incredibly simple – requiring no weighing and blending of different minced cuts. Not only does rump have great depth of flavour, it contains the perfect fat content to make your burgers super juicy. Ask your butcher to mince whole cuts of untrimmed rump (including the back fat) and the results will impress.
Rump Steak Burgers
1kg Minced Rump
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1) Pat the meat out on a large chopping board. Season generously with sea salt (to taste). Gently fold the minced rump to incorporate the salt, being careful not to over handle or compress.
2) Shape the mince into large burgers, around 6-8oz in weight – don’t press the burger into shape as this will destroy its texture.
3) Heat a large frying pan over a high heat. Add a good splash of olive oil and cook the burgers for around 5 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking.