Chelsea’s Cheeseburgers with Secret Sauce



  • 600g Westmeat lean beef mince
  • 1/2 large onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 slice wholemeal toast bread, crusts removed, soaked in 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ cup chives, finely chopped
  • ½ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ cup grated cheese
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Few drops Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 slices Cheddar cheese

Secret Sauce

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 shallot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 gherkins, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

To Serve

  • 4-5 burger buns, halved
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 1 red onion, very thinly sliced


Preheat the oven to grill. Place all the patty ingredients in a bowl, season and combine. Shape into 4-5 patties, cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Preheat a BBQ or frying pan to a medium heat. Brush the patties with a little oil and cook for a few minutes until crunchy and brown on one side. Turn the patties over, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for another 8-10 minutes until cooked through. Transfer the patties to a roasting dish or oven tray and lay a slice or two of cheese on top of each one. Cook under the grill for a minute or so until the cheese starts to melt over the patties.

To make the secret sauce, combine all the ingredients and season as required.
Spread the bottom bun with a dollop of sauce, place a patty on top then add the lettuce leaves and slices of red onion.

Serves 4-5

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