This mouth-watering burger recipe will keep the family smiling.


  • 1kg fatty minced beef

  • 1 onion, grated

  • 4 sprigs of thyme, finely chopped

  • ½ cup parsley, finely chopped

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup fresh bread crumbs

  • 2 tbs tomato sauce

  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce

  • Salt and pepper

  • 6 baby cos lettuce leaves

  • 6 slices of canned beetroot

  • 1 tomato

  • 6 slices good quality cheddar

  • 5 tbs whole egg mayonnaise

  • 5 tbs tomato relish (or tomato sauce)

  • 6 rashers of bacon (optional), fried

  • 6 burger buns


  • 1.

    Combine the beef with the grated onion, herbs, egg, bread crumbs, tomato sauce and Worcestershire. Season well with salt and pepper. Mix well with your hands and knead until thoroughly combined. Separate the meat into six and roll into balls.

  • 2.

    To cook, heat the pan (or barbeque) to medium heat. Add a little oil and add the meat. Using a fish slice press down on each patty to flatten. Cook on each side for 3-5 minutes or longer if you would like them well done.

  • 3.

    To assemble the burgers: toast the buns under the grill with a slice of the cheese. Add a dollop of the mayonnaise and tomato relish and the burger patty. Add the lettuce, beetroot and tomato slices and finally the fried bacon if you desire.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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