Homemade Beef Burger in a Bun

Homemade Beef Burger in a Bun

These are just yummy at any time and a tea time favourite in our house.
ServesPrep / Cooking TimeDifficulty
6 45 minutes 1

The beauty of a burger is that you can be as reserved or as mad as you like with the toppings - go for it and raid the pantry!



For the Burgers

3 slices of white bread, crusts removed
500g Best quality Beef Mince
1 large white onion, quartered
2 garlic cloves, skinned
1tsp cumin seeds, crushed in a pestle & mortar
1tsp mixed dry herbs
2tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1tbsp sweet chilli sauce
1 egg
Salt & ground black pepper to taste
A little olive oil to brush the burgers before cooking

For the Topping

6 burger buns
6 slices of mature cheddar cheese
A handful of rocket leaves
2 large beef tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 large white or red onion, sliced thinly
Olive oil
Tomato ketchup
Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Using a food processor, first zap the bread to make breadcrumbs and reserve.
  • Place all the other ingredients into the food processor and zap until well mixed together.
  • Add the breadcrumbs and zap again.
  • Take the mixture out of the processor and make into 6 large balls.
  • Using the palm of your hand, flatten out to 1" thickness. Allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the barbeque or griddle pan until hot, brush the burgers with a little olive oil on both sides.
  • Place into the griddle pan and cook until golden brown for around 8 minutes.
  • Turn over and cook for a further 8 minutes until cooked through and golden brown.
  • Place a slice of toast on the plate, place the burger on top, followed by 2 slices of cheese.
  • Top with tomato, a ring of onion, a dollop of ketchup, then place a second piece of toast on top.
  • Push a wooden skewer through the middle to hold it all together.
  • Place the rocket on the top, then drizzle some olive oil on top of the rocket,
  • Serve with chunky chips and season to taste.
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