Ultimate beef burger

Ultimate beef burger

Make these ultimate beef burgers for your next barbecue, piled high with toppings including our special sauce, sweet and sour onions, emmental cheese, gherkins, lettuce and more
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Mix the burger sauce ingredients together. If you have time, leave the sauce ingredients for a few hours or even make it the day before.
  2. Step 2

    To make the sweet and sour onions, mix the vinegar and sugar in a bowl and toss the sliced onions in it. Stir now and again while you make the burgers.
  3. Step 3

    Put the mince in a bowl. Grate the onion on the course side of a box grater.The tougher outer layers will refuse to grate, so just discard these. You just want the grated purée. Add the grated onion to the mince bowl along with a splash of Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, and chilli flakes. Mix everything with your hands and divide into 8 equal portions.
  4. Step 4

    Flatten each portion into a very thin patty.They will spring back in the pan so make them much thinner than you think you should.
  5. Step 5

    Heat a non-stick frying pan on a high heat.Turn the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Fry the patties for 2 minutes each side.You won’t be able to get all 8 in one pan, so as you finish, transfer them to a baking tray.When you have 8, top each with a square of cheese and put in the oven for 2-3 minutes until the cheese melts.
  6. Step 6

    Put some sauce on each bun base. Add lettuce and a couple of slices of tomato. Stack up 2 patties with cheese, then add sauce, the onions and gherkins. Add more sauce, the bun tops and skewer each to hold it together.