Recipe

The best-ever beef burger

Everyone has their own version of a homemade beef burger, but this one is one of our favourites. It's served on a sweet and fluffy brioche bun with pickles and chilli jam.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

The best-ever beef burger
  • 2 (300g) brown onions, chopped finely
  • 500 gram beef chuck steak, chopped coarsely
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly
  • 2/3 cup (50g) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 slice (75g) cheddar cheese
  • 4 brioche burger buns
  • 4 small butter lettuce leaves
  • 1/3 cup (90g) chilli jam or tomato relish
  • 75 gram dill pickles, sliced
  • 2 small (180g) tomatoes, sliced

Method

The best-ever beef burger
  • 1
    Heat butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onions, cook, stirring, until golden and caramelised (about 15 minutes). Cool.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, pulse the beef in a food processor, in two batches, until coarsely minced (or the coarse plate of a mincer, if you have one).
  • 3
    Combine the beef, 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.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    Toast the cut sides of the buns. Divide lettuce, patties, relish, pickles and tomato among bun bases; sandwich with bun tops.

Notes

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

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