Homemade Hamburgers and Chunky Wedges

burger and potato wedges on the aga cast iron range

Ordinary into Extraordinary!

No one will be asking for fast food again once you’ve spoiled them with this dish.  A simple meal no more – the AGA Cast Iron Range turns ordinary into extraordinary, even a simple, family-favorite like homemade hamburgers and chunky wedges.  There’s nothing quite like a homemade hamburger, succulent and full of flavor, plus you know what’s in them and can control their size depending on the audience.  Finish off this delicious meal with perfectly browned potato wedges.  Serve your burger in a traditional burger or pretzel bun and give them a dash (or two) of Tabasco sauce.  Serves 4

Hamburger Ingredients

1 lb. ground beef

Salt and black pepper

1 small red onion, minced or very finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp chili powder

1 egg

Oil

Potato Wedges Ingredients

8 potatoes, scrubbed with skins on

Oil

Coarse salt and black pepper

Parmesan cheese – optional

Instructions

Place the ground beef into a bowl.  Add the minced red onion, garlic, cumin, coriander and chili powder.  Mix well.  Add the egg and mix well.   I find this easiest to do with your hands, use disposable gloves if you’re a bit squeamish.  Shape into 4 burger patties.

Cut the potatoes into wedges.  Line a baking tray with Bake-O-Glide placing the wedges evenly across.  Drizzle wedges with oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. Place the baking tray on the floor of the roasting oven and cook for 15 minutes then turn the wedges over and continue to cook for a further 10-15 minutes until tender.

While the potato wedges are cooking, lightly oil the grill rack of a large roasting tin, turn it to its highest side and place the burgers on top. Put the grill rack in the roasting tin and slide onto the second set of runners down in the Roasting oven. Grill for 10 minutes then turn over and grill the other side for another 10 minutes, until cooked through.

Serve your homemade burger in a Pretzel Bun and spread with mustard, ketchup and mayo and adorn with all the fixings like sliced tomato, lettuce and a dash or two of Tabasco sauce.  Serve with delicious potato wedges.