Homemade beef burgers

Homemade beef burgers



  • 450g topside mince
  • 4 slices gouda cheese
  • 1 cos lettuce, washed and shredded
  • 4 crusty bread rolls
  • 100g cornichons, sliced in half

Pink sauce

  • 60ml (1/4 cup) tomato sauce
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) mayonnaise
  • 40ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice
  • 20ml (1 tbsp) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


Make the pink sauce first by placing all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Stir to combine and season to taste.

Season the mince in a large bowl and, using your hands gently form into patties, about 2cm thick and 6cm in diameter. 

Heat the barbecue to high. Cook patties for a couple of minutes on one side then turn over and place a slice of cheese on each patty and cook for another 2 minutes. Meanwhile, place the bread roll halves on the other side of the barbecue plate to toast lightly.

Place some lettuce on each half bread roll, top with a patty, a few cornichon halves and a dollop of pink sauce.

Close with the bread roll lids and hand around lots of napkins.

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Serving Suggestions


  • Be gentle and don’t ‘work’ the mince too much, as this can make the patties tough.
  • When ready to serve, you could put all of the fillings out for diners to build their own burgers..
  • You can serve these with shoestring fries for a delicious side dish.
  • This recipe was created by Sophie Hansen for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.  You can follow Sophie on Local is LovelyFacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

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