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Recipe

Hereford cheese royale burger

Indulge in the mac daddy of cheese burgers, which comes with all the trimmings. This juicy beef burger recipe is sure to satisfy

By Fiona Hugues
  • 50 mins preparation
  • Makes 4
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Ingredients

Burger patties
  • 1 kilogram quality beef mince
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped or minced
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon full-fat cream
  • 2 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup coarsely grated parmesan
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 large free-range egg, beaten
To cook & assemble
  • oil, for cooking
  • 8 slice cheddar cheese
  • good quality mayonnaise
  • mustard
  • 4 large brioche buns, sprinkled with sesame seeds, split and toasted on the barbecue grill
  • salanova lettuce leaves
  • red onion rings
  • dill pickles, sliced
  • chilli relish

Method

  • 1
    Place burger ingredients in a large bowl. Season and mix with hands until well combined.
  • 2
    With wet hands, form meat into balls (I use about 1 cup of mixture per ball). Flatten balls into discs 1.5cm thick and place on a lined tray. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to rest.
  • 3
    Heat barbecue grill to medium heat. Drizzle a little oil on patties then cook on the grill, pressing down with a fish slice until browned. Flip and add a slice of cheese to the cooked side to melt as the other side is cooking.
  • 4
    When meat is cooked through, remove from heat.
  • 5
    Smear a good amount of mayonnaise and/or mustard on the base of a bun, then add some lettuce leaves.
  • 6
    Top with a stack of two melted cheese-covered patties. Add a couple of red onion rings, some sliced dill pickles and two good dollops of chilli relish. Slam the lid of your bun on top and get stuck in!

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