When Nigella Lawson says something is “express” or “high-speed,” believe her. Below, Nigella’s recipe for High-Speed Hamburgers from Nigella Express.

High-Speed Hamburgers
Serves 2

Start with

8 oz. lean ground beef

To which, add

1 Tbsp. caramelized onions from a jar (or in my case, Roasted Onion and Garlic Jam from Stonewall Kitchen)
1 1/2 tsp. buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp. soy sauce
some ground pepper (just a dash)

Mix with your hands (or your husband’s hands) and form in to two patties. Grill on a stovetop grill pan over medium heat until cooked through to your liking — not too long or else all the moisture will disappear, but if you don’t like pink in your hamburgers cook til just brown all the way through.

Serve on a soft bun or roll, toasted if you like (I do). Jim eats his plain but I just have to squirt just a little bit of ketchup on mine. The garlic and onion jam adds a certain unexpected but delicious sweetness to the meat that just a spot of ketchup can balance, in addition to smoothing the interaction between burger and bun.

Extremely fast meal for two. We can mix, cook, eat, and clean up these hamburgers in less than half an hour.

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