Burger with fried beetroots

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Get ready for some homemade burgers. Even better, some healthy burgers with beetroots!

You’ll need the following:

  • 2 kg of minced meat (beef and pork, half and half, minced twice for optimal results)
  • 1-2 beetroots (1 for each person should be enough)
  • 1-2 potatoes (1 for each person)
  • salt and pepper for the meat
  • lard

You may be wondering why so much meat compared to the other ingredients. That’s because I like to prepare it all the meat at once and place the rest in the refrigerator, whereas the side dishes are prepared ad hoc.

Let’s start with the recipe. Add some salt and pepper to the minced meat. I’ll leave the quantity to for you to decide. Some like it spicier, some less so. The important thing is you have enough meat, optimally minced twice. It’s not the end of the world if it isn’t minced twice, but it’ll be easier for you to shape it and fry it if it is. Mix it with your hands to distribute the salt and pepper equally. Once you’re done, start making burgers and prepare them in a plate.

Peel and slice the beetroot and potatoes. You can add potatoes to a separate pot and boil them while you’re preparing the rest.

Heat up some lard in a stainless steel pan, not too hot, not too cold. Somewhere in the middle. Start adding burgers to it and fry each side for a couple of minutes. Around 5 minutes on each side should do depending on the heat, but feel free to deviate and turn it more often or keep it longer.

Once you’re done frying the meat, add beetroot to the same pan you used to fry the meat. 10 minutes should be enough to fry it just enough to wash out the earthy taste.

By the time you’re done frying, the potatoes should be done as well. Serve it and enjoy!