[For the hamburger patties:] Heat the olive oil and bay leaf in a pan, fry the minced onion until fragrant, remove from the heat, set aside and cool.
Add the ◎ ingredients, mix, and set aside.
In a bowl, mix the minced meat with your hands until it becomes sticky. Mix in the onion.
Add the mixture from Step 2 together with salt, pepper, powdered nutmeg (optional), and continue mixing. The patty mixture is now done. You can make it in bulk and freeze it for later use.
[For the sauce:] Mix the grated onions and honey. Set aside.
Heat olive oil in a pan, and shape the meat into small oval patties. First brown on both sides over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and heat until they cook through.
Add the ● ingredients to the pan from Step 6, and dissolve the bouillon cube in the pan. Add the sauce from Step 5 and heat through while flipping the patties occasionally.
Serve the patties on a plate with veggies (not listed) to your liking.
Add the Worcestershire sauce to the pan and heat until done (as shown).
Pour the sauce over the hamburger patties, and add a colorful garnish.
Story Behind this Recipe
I was inspired by the traditional grated daikon radish garnish on hamburger patties and thought fresh onions could also work.
The recipe calls for sweet onions, but ordinary onions are fine. I topped my hamburger with freshly chopped mint since I didn't have any basil on hand. You could also garnish it with different herbs, but I recommend my favorite and easiest garnish, sliced onions.