BBQ season is finally here and there’s no better way to kickstart the season than with juicy homemade burgers! For this recipe, I’m using suya (yaji spice) to season the burger mince along with a few herbs and spices. Incase you’re wondering what Suya (yaji) spice is, it’s a peanut based rub from Nigeria used to season all kinds of meat particularly beef , chicken, ram which is widely known as suya.
For this recipe, I’m using suya spice purchased from our local supermarket, the flavour is unbelievable and I use it on pretty much any kind of meat especially, grilled chicken, beef, wings, ribs and now burgers!
Ingredients for a total of 4 burger patties:
650g minced beef
4 teaspoons of suya spice (store-bought or homemade)
1 tablespoon dried crushed onions (or 1 teaspoon of onion powder)
1 tablespoon panko dried breadcrumbs (optional)
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried herbs
*Disclaimer* Suya spice contains nuts, so if you have nut allergies then please avoid consuming!
4 burger buns
4 bbq skewers (to keep burger in place)
4 romaine lettuce leaves
2 beefsteak tomatoes, sliced into rounds ( look out for ones that are quite big in size and quite firm)
1 large onion, cut into rings (caramelized if you like)
Cheese slices (optional)
*Feel free to add any toppings of your choice, avocado, pickles, grilled mushrooms!
Quick & easy burger sauce:
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon suya spice
Watch how to prepare it below