Ultimate Beef Burgers

    30 min

    These burgers are succulent and jam-packed full of flavour. They are made with minced beef and seasoned with cheese, beer, barbecue sauce, basil, Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Enjoy in a burger bun with all the trimmings.

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    Makes: 8 burgers

    • 900g minced beef
    • 4 tablespoons garlic and herb seasoned dry breadcrumbs
    • 4 tablespoons grated Pecorino Romano cheese
    • 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce
    • 4 tablespoons beer
    • 1 egg
    • 50g chopped spring onions
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat barbecue for high heat.
    2. Combine the beef, breadcrumbs, Pecorino Romano cheese, barbecue sauce, beer, egg, spring onions, basil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix lightly using your hands, then form into 8 burgers.
    3. Lightly brush the barbecue cooking grate with oil and place burgers on the barbecue. Cook until no longer pink in the centre, 7 to 8 minutes per side for well done.

    Alternative cooking methods

    These burgers can also be cooked under the grill or in a frying pan. Simply adjust the cooking time accordingly.

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    Did not change a thing. These are some of the best burgers ever. Perfect for the grill. UPDATE: We've made these a number of times now, so we don't always have all the ingredients on hand. You can substitute italian style bread crumbs for the garlic and herb, any type of full bodied beer will do (we used Michelob lager, beer just gives it more moisture). You can use parmesan instead of romano and you can use 1/2 to 1 Tbsp. of dried basil vs. fresh or just leave it out depending on your tastes. After mixing everything together and making the patties we always leave them in the fridge for a half hour to let all the ingredients time to settle before grilling.  -  13 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are fantastic Burgers! Here are my changes: I used a 3 cheese blend of parmesean, romano, asiago. I did not add any of the beer. I used a white onion instead of green, and added a green pepper (very finely chopped so the meat holds together). I also put the meat in the fridge for about an hour before grilling because it helps the patties hold up. Other than that I followed everything, and these were some of the best. I have tried the dried basil, but stick to the fresh basil if you can, it has a much fresher taste, and really comes through in the burger. DO NOT RUIN THIS BURGER WITH A CRAPPY BUN, buy a nice kaiser or something from the bakery, butter it and toast it on the grill. You will not be disappointed.  -  06 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We served these burgers at my son's first birthday party. It was a hit. My six year old nephew loved them and he has refused hamburgers for his whole life. He liked them so much he ate two and they were easily 1/3 lb burgers. I would definitely makes these again. No changes necessary!  -  16 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)