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Delicious Burgers with Melted Cheese and Tomato Salsa

Three secrets to making the best burgers – top quality mince, the onions sautéed until golden brown and cooked ahead of time and a good splash of chilli oil in the mixture

4 people
10 min
Nutrition per serving
  • kcal
    684 kcals
  • protein
    44g
  • iron
    4.7mg
  • carbs
    45g

Ingredients

    • 450g lean minced beef or lamb
    • 1 large onion, finely chopped, sautéed in oil until golden and cooled
    • 1 tablesp. scallions, chopped
    • 1 tablesp. chilli oil, optional but nice (see recipe)
    • Salt and black pepper

     

  • Salsa

    • 16 approx. cherry tomatoes, chopped
    • 1-2 red onions, finely chopped
    • Handful chopped coriander
    • 1 tablesp. chilli oil
    • Lemon juice to taste
    • Salt and black pepper

Main

    • 450g lean minced beef or lamb
    • 1 large onion, finely chopped, sautéed in oil until golden and cooled
    • 1 tablesp. scallions, chopped
    • 1 tablesp. chilli oil, optional but nice (see recipe)
    • Salt and black pepper

     

Side

  • Salsa

    • 16 approx. cherry tomatoes, chopped
    • 1-2 red onions, finely chopped
    • Handful chopped coriander
    • 1 tablesp. chilli oil
    • Lemon juice to taste
    • Salt and black pepper

Method

Mix the mince, onion, scallions, chilli oil and seasoning well together.

With wet hands shape into 4 burgers. Flatten each one down with the palm of your hand until you have a nice even shape. This way they will cook more quickly and evenly.

Keep in the fridge until ready to cook.

Grill, barbecue or cook on a black ridge pan, until fully cooked, approximately 4-5 minutes on each side.

Meanwhile mix all the salsa ingredients together. Then place a spoonful of salsa on top of each burger and top with a slice of cheese.

Grill, or cover the barbecue or pan and continue to cook for another minute until the cheese has melted.

Serve on a bap with some salad leaves and the remaining salsa.

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Method

Mix the mince, onion, scallions, chilli oil and seasoning well together.

With wet hands shape into 4 burgers. Flatten each one down with the palm of your hand until you have a nice even shape. This way they will cook more quickly and evenly.

Keep in the fridge until ready to cook.

Grill, barbecue or cook on a black ridge pan, until fully cooked, approximately 4-5 minutes on each side.

Meanwhile mix all the salsa ingredients together. Then place a spoonful of salsa on top of each burger and top with a slice of cheese.

Grill, or cover the barbecue or pan and continue to cook for another minute until the cheese has melted.

Serve on a bap with some salad leaves and the remaining salsa.

Serving Suggestions

4 slices cheddar or blue cheese