Beef burgers

Tempting and tasty beef with a surprise in the centre make James Martin's easy cheese-filled burgers great eating at anytime
By James Martin
Beef burgers
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  • Serves: 8
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Main

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 5 shallots, finely chopped
  • 700 g minced beef
  • 2 tbsp French mustard
  • 7 gherkins, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • 1 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinches black pepper
  • 200 g wensleydale cheese
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Method

1. Melt half of the butter in a frying pan and fry the shallots until softened.

2. Transfer the shallots to a large bowl and add the beef, mustard, gherkins, garlic, parsley and cream.

3. Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

4. Divide the mixture into 8 burgers.

5. Cut the Wensleydale into 8 pieces and mould each burger around a piece of the cheese.

6. Heat the remaining butter together with the oil in a frying pan and fry the burgers for 3-4 minutes on each side. Serve in soft bread buns with fries or salad.

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