The Cheeseburger


600 g minced beef, salt & pepper

Accompaniments: Lettuce of choice, 2 tomatoes, 1 red onion, 2 large pickles, 4 slices of cheddar and 4 burger buns

Burger dressing: Aioli: ¾ cup mayonnaise, 3 cloves of garlic, minced, 2 ½ tbsp. lemon juice, ¾ tsp. salt and ½ tsp. ground black pepper.

In the kitchen

  • Aioli: Mix the mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Divide the minced beef into four portions and shape into uniform burger patties. Use a burger press, if you have one, which creates a small hollow in the surface of the patties. Alternatively, you can use a glass to make a hollow in the middle. This makes the burger patties stay flat during grilling.
  • Season the burgers with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Wash the lettuce and tear into smaller pieces. Cut the burger buns. Wash tomatoes. Peel the onion. Slice the pickles, tomato and onion.

On the grill

  • Light the grill, approx. 200°C degrees
  • Grill the burger patties for app. 4-7 minutes on each side. Remember to put the lid on the grill.
  • Place a slice of cheese on each burger pattie and allow to melt slightly.
  • Construct the burgers the way you like them, and serve straight away.


Recommended equipment: Weber burger press