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Recipe from 'Marvellous Meals with Mince' caption at beginning of chapter 'Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody' Samuel Pepys These hamburgers are given extra flavour by the addition of a little smoked bacon and some capers. Of course, hamburgers taste best when they have the slightly charred flavour of being cooked on an open-air barbecue, but the most important thing is to leave the centre moist and pink. serve between hot baps or buns with a good mixed salad
- Put the beef, bacon, capers, chilli powder and sugar in a bowl and mix together thoroughly, season with salt to taste. Divide the mixture into four and pat firmly into hamburgers approximately 1 cm thick. Smear all over with oil. Heat the grill to its hottest and put the hamburgers high up under it. Grill for 2 minutes on each side.