Cheesy Beef Burgers

You'll never order take-away again with this classic home-made burger recipe.

Serves: 6
Preparation: 10 minutes + 30 mins chilling
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes + chilling


600g beef mince

1 small brown onion, finely diced

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tsp dried mixed herbs

2 Tbsp barbecue sauce

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1 egg, lightly beaten

½ cup panko breadcrumbs

20g parmesan, finely grated

Sea-salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season

Cooking oil spray

6 slices tasty cheese

6 white sesame seed buns, split

1 Tbsp butter, at room temperature

2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce

2 tomatoes, sliced

12 slices canned beetroot, drained

½ red onion, thinly sliced

½ cup tomato sauce


Put mince, onion, garlic, herbs, barbecue sauce, mustard, egg, breadcrumbs and parmesan in a large bowl. Stir until well combined, then season with salt and pepper. Using your hands, form ½ cup of the mince mixture into 1 patty, about 1.5cm thick. Repeat to make 6 patties. Put on a large plate. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat barbecue hotplate to medium. Spray patties with oil and cook for 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally until just cooked through.

Top each patty with a slice of cheese and cook for a further 1 minute or until cheese begins to melt.

Add buns to hotplate, cut-side down, and cook for 30 seconds or until lightly toasted.

Spread each bun with butter. Arrange lettuce and tomato on bases. Top each with a beef patty, then add beetroot, onion, tomato sauce and roll tops. Serve.