The ultimate beef burger

These tasty gourmet burgers are perfect for autumn nights on the road

Serves 4 prep and cook time 30 minutes

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  • 30g butter 
  • 2 (300g) brown onions, chopped finely
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly 
  • 2/3 cup (50g) fresh breadcrumbs 
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 slices (75g) cheddar cheese
  • 4 brioche burger buns 
  • 4 small butter lettuce leaves
  • 1/3 cup (90g) tomato relish or chilli jam 
  • 75g dill pickles, sliced
  • 2 small (180g) tomatoes, sliced


  1. Heat butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onions, cook, stirring, until golden and caramelised (about 15 minutes). Cool. 
  2. Combine the beef mince, onions, egg, breadcrumbs and Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper; mix well. Form mixture into four patties.
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat; cook patties, turning once, until just cooked through. Top patties with cheese during the last minute of cooking and allow the cheese to melt. 
  4. Toast the cut sides of the buns. Divide lettuce, patties, relish, pickles and tomato among bun bases; sandwich with bun tops.

Uncooked beef patties suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave.

Make your own patties:

You can also make your own beef patties using a ratio of using a ratio of 400g meat to 100g fat. Keep the meat as cold as possible while working to maintain a nice, coarse texture and to prevent it from going mushy.

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