Gourmet burger

1kg good quality minced beef (ground chuck is best)
1 small red onion, grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup of fine breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp of lemon juice
2 tbsp of fresh rosemary, chopped
2 tbsp of fresh thyme, chopped
1 tbsp of fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
Good pinch of salt and ground pepper

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Only mix the ingredients until combined. Over handling will make the burgers tough.

  2. Make fours balls of equal size and flatten down into burger shaped patties.

  3. Heat a small amount of oil in a pan to a medium heat and fry the patties for around 4 minutes on each side depending on their thickness and the temperature of the pan. Avoid pressing down on the patties, you want to keep as much of the juice in as possible!

  4. Serve in a very lightly toasted bun with lettuce and lemon mayonnaise - Perfect!


These burgers combine beef and sausage with all the fixin’s right inside! They’re made for grilling outside, but could easily be done on an indoor grill, too.


* 2 pounds lean ground beef
* 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
* 1/2 large red onion, chopped
* 2 Anaheim chile peppers, chopped
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 3/4 pound Muenster cheese, shredded
* 1 egg
* 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1 teaspoon chili powder
* salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Mix the ground beef, sausage, onion, chile pepper, garlic, Muenster cheese, egg, Worcestershire sauce, and chili powder in a mixing bowl until evenly combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper and mix again. Form the meat mixture into 8 patties.
  3. Cook on the preheated grill until the burgers are no longer pink in the center, about 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Tasty sounding burgers. I like to make mine with a mix of ground chuck and ground sirloin.