Chilli and dill pickle cheese burgers

Top these fabulous burgers with farmhouse cheddar or processed slices for a tasty treat
By Silvana Franco
Chilli and dill pickle cheese burgers
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 2 red chillies, seeds removed, roughly chopped
  • 1 large handfuls flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 slices white bread, crusts removed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 750 g minced beef
  • 2 pickled dill cucumber, finely chopped, or 2 tbsp chopped gherkins
  • 6 seeded burger buns

To serve

  • 125 g British Blue cheese, or 6 slices cheddar cheese, crumbled
  • tomato ketchup, or mayonnaise
  • 1 large handfuls mixed salad


1. Place the chillies and parsley into a food processor and tear in the white bread. Blend to the consistency of breadcrumbs; then transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Preheat the grill to hot.

2. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the egg, beef, pickled dill cucumbers (or gherkins) and plenty of salt and freshly ground black pepper - you may need to use your hands if you find the mixture difficult to stir.

3. Using your hands, shape the mixture into 6 even-sized burgers with a thickness of no more than 1cm. Grill the burgers under the preheated grill or BBQ for 3-4 minutes on each side until nicely browned, but still just a touch pink in the centre.

4. Split open the buns and place a burger on the base of each. Top with a slice of cheese and a squirt of ketchup or mayonnaise. Serve with salad.

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