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The Ultimate Cheeseburger

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Recipe Ingredients



  • 500g good-quality steak mince
  • 1⁄2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1⁄2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 100g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 8 Cheddar-cheese slices




  • 4 sesame burger buns
  • gem lettuce leaves, optional
  • tomato slices, optional
  • gherkin spears, optional

Recipe Directions

1. Put the mince into a large bowl and mix in the chopped onion, egg, mustard, breadcrumbs and plenty of seasoning. Divide mixture equally into four and shape each portion into a flattened patty. Arrange on a plate, then cover and chill for 30 minutes, if there’s time.

2. Preheat oven to 200°C. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry the burgers for 8 minutes, turning once, until each side is well browned. Arrange the burgers on a baking tray and lay a slice of cheese on top of each one. Put into the oven and cook for 12 minutes, adding another slice of cheese after 6 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, toast the buns. Check to make sure the burgers are cooked through and serve in the buns, topped with lettuce leaves, tomato slices and gherkin spears, if you like. Great with chips and a crisp green salad.


EACH SERVING About 3 015kJ, 39g fat (18g saturated), 45g carbohydrate (3g total sugars).

Each Serving:

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