home iconhome iconRecipe Archive
arrow right iconarrow right icon
ModOz Recipes
Italian Cheesy Beef Burgers

Italian Cheesy Beef Burgers

with Caramelised Onion & Rocket-Pear Salad

star version 2 iconstar version 2 iconstar version 2 iconstar version 2 iconstar version 2 iconstar version 2 iconstar version 2 iconstar version 2 iconstar version 2 iconstar version 2 iconstar version 2 iconstar version 2 iconstar version 2 iconstar version 2 iconstar version 2 iconstar version 2 icon
3.4 / 4 Ratingout of 5054 ratings
Read more

Tomato sauce is always classic on a burger, but this time we’ve swapped it out for two of our other favourite classics; garlic aioli and caramelised onion. Served with a fresh rocket-pear salad, you’ll be thanking us all night for this easy and mouth-watering meal.

Preparation Time25 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 packet

beef mince

1 packet

shredded Cheddar cheese


2 unit

bake-at-home burger buns

(ContainsMilk, Gluten, Soya, EggMay be presentSesame, Tree Nuts, Lupin)

1 unit

brown onion

1 tub

garlic aioli

(ContainsEggMay be presentTree Nuts)

1 unit


1 bag

spinach & rocket mix

½ packet

fine breadcrumbs


1 sachet

Italian herbs

½ tub

balsamic vinaigrette dressing


½ unit


1 clove


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

1 unit



¼ tsp


1.5 tsp

brown sugar

2 tsp


1 tbs

balsamic vinegar

Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)3580 kJ
Fat43 g
of which saturates14.9 g
Carbohydrate62.6 g
of which sugars18.9 g
Protein48.1 g
Sodium1300 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Baking Paper
Baking Tray
Medium Non-Stick Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
Make the beef patties
Make the beef patties

Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). In a medium bowl, combine the garlic, beef mince, fine breadcrumbs (see ingredients list), egg, Italian herbs, the salt and a good pinch of pepper. Shape the mixture into patties a little wider than your burger buns (they shrink during cooking!). You should get 1 patty per person.

Cook the beef patties
Cook the beef patties

In a medium frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the beef patties and cook until almost cooked through, 4-5 minutes each side. Transfer to an oven tray lined with baking paper and sprinkle each patty with shredded Cheddar cheese. Place the bake-at-home burger buns on the same tray and bake until the cheese is melted and the buns are warmed through, 4-5 minutes.

slice tomato
slice tomato

While the beef patties are cooking, thinly slice the brown onion. Thinly slice the pear (see ingredients list). Thinly slice the tomato.

Caramelise the onions
Caramelise the onions

Return the medium frying pan to a medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until soft, 5 minutes. Add the brown sugar, balsamic vinegar and the water and cook until the liquid has evaporated and the onion is caramelised, 3-5 minutes.

Make the salad
Make the salad

While the onion is caramelising, place the spinach & rocket mix (reserve a handful for the burgers) and pear in a medium bowl. Add the balsamic vinaigrette dressing (see ingredients list) and toss to coat. TIP: Dress the salad just before serving to keep the leaves crisp.

Serve up
Serve up

Slice the burger buns in half. Spread the base of each bun with garlic aioli. Top with a beef patty, caramelised onion, tomato and some reserved spinach & rocket mix. Serve with the salad.