Loaded Beef Burgers

, from Issue #92. August, 2020
Photography by Josh Griggs.
Loaded Beef Burgers

I don't know why you’d skimp on fillings when making a burger. Load these up with layers of deliciousness, then just dive in!

Serves: 2


450 grams good beef mince
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
sea salt and ground pepper
oil for cooking
¾ cup grated aged cheddar

Epic mayo
½ cup good-quality egg mayonnaise
2 tablespoons finely
chopped gherkins
1 tablespoon capers, chopped
1 tablespoon each sriracha chilli sauce and American mustard
½ teaspoon sea salt

To assemble
2 brioche buns or regular burger buns, halved and toasted
butter, mayo, rocket
4 slices middle bacon, cooked
purchased caramelised onions


Preheat the grill to high.

Burger: Combine the mince, yolks and mustard; season generously with salt and pepper. Form into two patties, slightly larger than the bun as they’ll shrink on cooking. Heat a little oil in a sauté pan and cook the burgers for 2 minutes each side, or until done to your liking. Place on a baking tray and top with the cheese. Grill until melted.

Epic mayo: Stir everything together in a bowl.

To assemble: Butter the cut side of the toasted buns. Spread the bases with mayo then layer up as follows: rocket, burger, bacon, mayo and caramelised onions. Add the tops and devour.