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Cheesy Beef Burger & Kumara Wedges

Cheesy Beef Burger & Kumara Wedges

with Caramelised Onion & Creamy Pesto Dressing

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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; creamy pesto dressing and caramelised onion. Served with baked kumara wedges, you’ll be thanking us all night for this easy and mouth-watering meal.


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Total Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Serving amount

2 unit


1 clove


1 packet

beef mince

½ packet

fine breadcrumbs

(ContainsGlutenMay be presentPeanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)

1 sachet

Italian herbs

1 packet

shredded Cheddar cheese


2 unit

butter burger buns

(ContainsGluten, Eggs, Milk, SoyMay be presentPeanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Sulphites)

1 unit


½ head

cos lettuce

1 unit


1 packet

creamy pesto dressing


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

1 unit



¼ tsp


1 tsp

brown sugar

2 tsp


1 tbs

balsamic vinegar

Nutrition Values/ per serving
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Energy (kJ)3790 kJ
Fat37.7 g
of which saturates14 g
Carbohydrate82.7 g
of which sugars24.7 g
Dietary Fibre0 g
Protein51.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1120 mg
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Baking Paper
Baking Tray
Medium Non-Stick Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat the oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. Cut the kumara (unpeeled) into 1cm wedges. Place the wedges on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with olive oil, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and toss to coat. Bake on the top oven rack until tender, 25-30 minutes.

TIP: Cut the kumara to the correct size so it cooks in the allocated time!


While the wedges are baking, finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). In a medium bowl, combine the beef mince, garlic, fine breadcrumbs (see ingredients list), egg, Italian herbs, the salt and a good pinch of pepper. Mix until well combined. Shape the beef mixture into patties a little wider than the burger buns. You should get 1 patty per person.

TIP: Make a shallow indentation in the centre of each patty to help prevent it puffing up as it cooks.


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

TIP: Keep an eye on the buns. You want them warm and toasted, but not burnt!


While the burger patties are cooking, thinly slice the brown onion. Roughly chop the cos lettuce (see ingredients list). Thinly slice the tomato into rounds.


Return the frying pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, 5-6 minutes. Add the brown sugar, water and the balsamic vinegar and mix well. Cook until dark and sticky, 3-5 minutes.


Slice the burger buns in half. Spread the base of each bun with the creamy pesto dressing. Top with a cheesy beef patty, some caramelised onion, tomato and cos lettuce. Serve with the kumara wedges.