Ultimate quarter pound burger

One of the reasons that many people say that they don’t like barbecues is because of the cheap and nasty burgers and sausages that are often served up. This burger recipe is fairly inexpensive if you have some of the ingredients in a store cupboard but, more importantly it is absolutely delicious. Go on – make your guests something they will remember!
15 minutes
15 minutes
6 burgers


  • 500g good quality beef or steak mince
  • ½ onion
  • finely chopped 50g grated cheese (Cheddar or Monterey Jack are ideal)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Worcester sauce
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tsp onion granules
  • 4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Simply place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. It is always better with the hands so don’t worry about getting messy and get your hands in and mix. Divide into six and this should roughly equal quarter pounder size. Form into burger patties either with your hands or using a burger press. Cover and place in the fridge for at least an hour. This helps them to stay together when they are on the barbecue. When the coals are at their best for cooking, lightly oil the grill and place the burgers on. Cook about two thirds of the way through if possible, then turn and complete the cooking. Make sure your burgers are cooked all the way through and serve on a bun with your choice of filling – enjoy!

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