Burgers with a Secret

Burgers with a Secret


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About this recipe: These burgers are absolutely delicious. The secret ingredient is cola! You can't taste it, but it enhances the flavour of these barbecued beef burgers.


Serves: 6 

  • 1 egg
  • 125ml cola-flavoured fizzy drink, divided
  • 35g Doriano Italian crackers, crushed
  • 6 tablespoons French salad dressing, divided
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 675g minced beef

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Preheat a barbecue for high heat. When the barbecue is hot, lightly oil the cooking grate.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the egg, 1/2 of the cola, crackers, 2 tablespoons French dressing and Parmesan cheese. Crumble in the minced beef and mix well. Form into 6 balls and pat into 1.75cm thick burgers. Pour the remaining cola and dressing into a small bowl. Mix well.
  3. Grill burgers for about 3 minutes per side. Brush with the dressing and cola, then barbecue for 8 to 10 more minutes, basting occasionally.

Alternative cooking methods

You can also cook these burgers under the grill or in a frying pan.

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