Prep to Cook: frying pan, oil for cooking, scone cutter, foil sheet, mixing bowl, vegetable knife, chopping board, frying tongs
Prep: In a mixing bowl place the minced beef and the minced pork
Use lean minced pork and beef as the flavour comes from the wasabi, Japanese horseradish. Home-made beefburgers are a healthy choice and easy to make.
Cooks Know How: Using regular ingredients in an interesting way is the secret to good home cooked food. Burgers fit that bill and offer lots of exciting opportunities for learning to cook well. Basically minced meat, be it pork or beef is twisted and cut meat that will cook quite quickly and can withstand frying. The meat needs extra flavour because it is cooked quite quickly so use seasoning liberally. Wasabi is a bright green, hot and peppery rather like horseradish. In fact if you cannot find wasabi then use horseradish. Sun dried tomatoes in oil have a strong flavour too and add a richness to the burgers. Make sure you chop the onion really finely and mix very thoroughly. The cornflour helps to hold the mixture together when it is fried. Flatten the whole mixture out on a foil sheet and then cut your burgers with a plain scone cutter and chill them off.
You could shape this mixture into meat balls. Each burger would make two to three meat balls. Fry them off and then add chicken stock with sliced mushrooms and chopped coriander. Simmer for 25 minutes.