30 May 2012

Pan-Grilled Beef Patties

Between the last post and this one I turned 30 years old :D...phew!! I feel old ;) kidding...i feel the same really...when i finally crossed the mark i realized that the 'turning 30' hype was just a mental thingy. That aside the day temperature have been hitting 43 degrees here in Hyderabad and so none of us have been in the mood for much food and we've just been surviving on fruits, especially mangoes, and cold salads. Thankfully the last couple of days have been so much cooler and so i decided to try out some new recipes in an attempt to use up whatever was there in the fridge.

Today i'm sharing my pan-grilled beef patty recipe. I was fed up of the same old beef minced with peas recipe and so decided to take a spin with the minced beef that was sitting in the freezer. This is just a basic recipe, you can go try out various herbs combination and see how you like it. The magic of this patty for me was how moist, well spice and succulent it turned out to be. It was a very rewarding experiment. After having a taste of this hubby said, "sooooo good, you just made your hubby one really happy man" :). Satisfaction - Delivered.

For the Patty:
500 g - Minced Beef , Full-Fat
1 Cup - Mint
2-3 - Green Chillies
1 Tsp - Red Chilli Powder
1 Tsp - Garlic Salt
6 Pods - Garlic
2" Sized - Ginger, grated
1- Big White Onions

For Crumb Coating:
11/2 Cup - Fresh Breadcrumbs, i used homemade buttermilk bread
1 Tsp - Dry Oregano
1 Tsp - Dry Chives
1 Tsp - Garlic Salt
Veg' Oil to drizzle

  1. Put all the ingredients for the patties in a food processor and blitz it till everything is well combined. Transfer it to a bowl, cover with cling film and keep it in the fridge for atleast half and hour.
  2. To prepare the crumb coating, just put everything in the food  processor (again, make sure it's cleaned first ;0) and just blitz a couple of times to combine, transfer to a bowl and keep aside.
  3. Once the crumb coating mixture is ready, just pull out a bit of the patty mixture, shape it and put it over the crumb bed and let coat on both sides. This recipe will give you from 16-20 patties depending on the size.
  4. Once you've shaped and coated all the patties, heat the grill pan on high and drizzle about a tablespoon of veg' oil.
  5. Arrange the patties on the pan ( mine could do 9 at one go) and grill for about 5-6 minutes on both sides.
  6. Once done let the patties rest for about a minute or two and then serve.

Since the meat is minced and then blitzed, it just cooks through within minutes and the crumb coating keep  the juice intact as well as provide a crisp top. You can serve this with mashed potatoes, a bowl of soup, stuff it in a burger etc..etc..the possibility is endless. Enjoy!!!


Thank you for stopping by. Delighted to be sharing some l-o-v-e from my kitchen with you. If you sample any of my cooking, do come back and let me know. Cheers!