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Speedy Italian Beef Burger

Speedy Italian Beef Burger

with Caramelised Onion & Mayo

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Tomato sauce is always classic on a burger, but this time we’ve swapped it out for two of our other favourite classics; mayo and caramelised onions. Served with a healthy side salad, you’ll be thanking us all night for this easy, simple and mouth-watering meal.

Preparation Time25 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
serving amount
serving amount

1 packet

beef mince

1 block

Cheddar cheese


2 unit

burger buns

(ContainsMilk, Wheat, Soy, EggsMay be presentPeanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame)

1 unit

brown onion

1 tub



1 unit


1 unit

cos lettuce

¼ packet

fine breadcrumbs


1 sachet

Italian herbs

1 unit


1 clove


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

1 unit



¼ tsp


1.5 tsp

brown sugar

2 tbs

balsamic vinegar

½ tsp


2 tsp


Nutrition Values/ per serving
Nutrition Values
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3690 kJ
Fat47.1 g
of which saturates16.9 g
Carbohydrate59.3 g
of which sugars16.1 g
Protein49 g
Sodium1320 mg
Chopping board
Medium Bowl
Baking Paper
Baking Tray
Medium Non-Stick Pan
Make the beef patties
Make the beef patties

Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Remove the wax from the Cheddar cheese and grate the cheese. In a medium bowl, combine the garlic, beef mince, fine breadcrumbs (see ingredients list), egg, Italian herbs, salt (see ingredients list) and a good pinch of pepper. Mix until well combined. Shape the mixture into burger patties a little wider than the burger buns (they shrink during cooking!). You should get 1 patty per person.

Cook the beef patties
Cook the beef patties

In a medium frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat. Once hot, add the beef patties and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until almost cooked through. Transfer to an oven tray lined with baking paper and sprinkle each patty with grated Cheddar cheese. Place the burger buns on the same tray and bake for 4-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the buns are warmed through.

Get prepped
Get prepped

While the burger patties are cooking, thinly slice the brown onion. Roughly chop the cos lettuce. Cut the cucumber into 1cm chunks. Thinly slice the tomato.

Caramelise the onions
Caramelise the onions

Return the medium frying pan to a medium-high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until soft. Add the brown sugar, water (see ingredients list) and 2/3 of the balsamic vinegar and cook for a further 3-5 minutes, or until the liquid has evaporated and the onion is caramelised.

Make the salad
Make the salad

While the onions are caramelising, combine the honey, olive oil (2 tsp for 2 people / 4 tsp for 4 people) and the remaining balsamic vinegar in a medium bowl. Add the cos lettuce (reserve a handful for the burgers) and cucumber to the bowl and toss to coat. TIP: Dress the salad just before serving to keep the leaves crisp.

Serve up
Serve up

Slice the burger buns in half. Spread the base of each bun with a dollop of mayonnaise. Top with a beef patty, caramelised onions, a tomato slice and a handful of lettuce. Serve the salad on the side.