Preparation time: 20 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes.
Makes approx 6 smallish burgers.

This scrumptious burger contains a yummy balance of subtle flavours which really complement the juicy meaty flavour of the minced beef. It’s perfect barbecue food, served in a bun with a dollop of ketchup or relish and some salad.

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1 small onion, very finely chopped
500g (1lb 2 oz) beef mince
1 tbsp parmesan, grated
2 medium cloves garlic, crushed or finely chopped
1 medium egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp english mustard
¼ tsp black pepper, ground
pinch of salt


Mix together onion, garlic, mustard, parmesan, black pepper, salt and egg in a large bowl and give it a good stir to combine well.

Then add the meat and using your hands mix the whole mixture well to ensure it is all well combined.

Now take small bits of the mixture, about the size of a golf ball, roll each into a ball and then flatten them to the shape of a nice thick burger. You are now ready to BBQ the patties.

Get you BBQ going and when the BBQ is at the right temperature brush the metal wrack with a little oil then place the burgers on the BBQ. When they look cooked on one side, turn them over. To check they are ready, cut into one burger and if it is still red or raw looking put it back on the BBQ for a few minutes.

Serve in burger buns with your favourite fillings, I use tomato ketchup and gerkins.

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