Ultimate Burger Recipes

Posted on: November 23rd, 2012 by Thamar Houliston
Burger recipes

It’s not hard to see how the humble hamburger became summer’s ultimate comfort food. With minimal effort (and ingredients), you can cook a patty that’s immeasurably better than drive-through fare. Try one of these homemade gourmet burgers this weekend.


  1. Black Bean Burger + Balsamic Onion Jam
  2. Ostrich Burger + Grilled Guacamole
  3. Salmon Burger + Grilled Romaine Heart + Lemon Yoghurt Sauce

Black Bean Burger + Balsamic Onion Jam

Makes 4 servings

What You Need
1 1/2 cups canned no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1/3 cup roughly chopped red onion
3/4 cup shredded carrot
1/3 cup dry quick-cooking oats
2 1/2 tsp canola oil
1/2 tsp cumin

Method
Put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined, two to three minutes. Form into four patties. Mist a piece of aluminum foil with cooking spray and place foil on the grill. Cook patties on foil for five minutes, ­flip, then cook five minutes more. To serve, top each patty with three tablespoons Balsamic Onion Jam (recipe below).

Balsamic Onion Jam

What You Need
1 large red onion cut into eighths
1 tbsp canola oil
1/4 tsp salt
1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
1/2 tsp sugar

Per serving: 714 kilojoules, 5.5 g fat (0 g sat), 25 g carbs, 70 mg sodium, 6 g fibre, 7 g protein.


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