Cheese Burgers

By ARY ZAUQ  , ,   

August 8, 2015


450g beef mince (ideally 15-20% fat)

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

8 cheddar or Red Leicester slices

1 tbsp chipotle paste

5 tbsp tomato ketchup

2 tbsp mayonnaise

To serve

4 large soft brioche buns (available in Marks & Spencer and Waitrose) or burger buns, halved

4 thick leaves iceberg lettuces

4 thick slices beefsteak tomatoes

4 very thin slices red onions

16 Bread & butter pickles (see Goes well with) or 2 gherkins, thinly sliced


1Put the meat and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl and season with black pepper and 1 generous tsp salt. Mix together well, then shape the meat into 4 thin, flat burgers. Chill until needed. Can be made a day ahead. Combine the chipotle paste, ketchup and mayonnaise in a bowl to make a sauce.

2Heat a gas or charcoal barbecue to high (or you can use a griddle pan on the hob). Cook the burgers over direct heat for 2 mins each side or until grill marks appear. Top each with 2 slices of cheese and cook for another 30 secs or until melted, then remove from the heat. Toast the buns for a few seconds on the cut-side.

3Spread a little of the spicy sauce on the base of each bun and top with lettuce, tomato, a burger patty, onion and pickles. Top with the bun lid and devour immediately.