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Italian Beef Burger

Italian Beef Burger

with Crispy Cheddar & Caramelised Onions

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Sure, everyone rushes to the table when burgers are on the menu, but these ones will get them moving double-quick. That’s because we've topped each tender beef patty with a Cheddar crisp – it adds a special cheesy touch and is super simple to make!


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Preparation Time25 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Serving amount

1 unit

brown onion

1 unit


1 unit


1 packet

beef mince

1 sachet

rustic herb spice blend

½ packet

fine breadcrumbs


1 packet

shredded Cheddar cheese


2 unit

bake-at-home burger buns

(ContainsGluten, Egg, Milk, SoyMay be present Tree Nuts, Sesame, Lupin)

1 packet

garlic aioli


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

1 tsp

balsamic vinegar (for the salad)

½ tsp


1 tbs

balsamic vinegar (for the onions)

2 tsp


1.5 tsp

brown sugar

(May be present Gluten, Milk, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy)

1 unit



½ tsp


Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Energy (kJ)4163 kJ
Fat59.2 g
of which saturates21.4 g
Carbohydrate67.2 g
of which sugars22.3 g
Dietary Fibre0 g
Protein42.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1263 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Baking Paper
Baking Tray
Large Non-Stick Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Thinly slice the brown onion. Slice the tomato into rounds. Thinly slice the pear into wedges. In a medium bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar (for the salad), honey and a good drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.


Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 5-6 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar (for the onion), the water and brown sugar. Cook, stirring often, until dark and sticky, 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl.


While the onion is cooking, combine the beef mince, rustic herb spice blend, fine breadcrumbs (see ingredients list), egg and the salt in a large bowl with a good pinch of black pepper. Shape the beef mixture into patties, a little larger than your burger buns. Transfer to a plate. TIP: Make a shallow indentation in the centre of each patty to help prevent it puffing up as it cooks.


Drizzle a little olive oil over an oven tray lined with baking paper. Arrange the shredded Cheddar cheese in even piles about the same size as your burger buns (2 piles for 2 people / 4 piles for 4 people). Bake until the cheese is melted in the middle and crisp around the edges, 8-10 minutes.


While the Cheddar crisps are baking, wipe out the frying pan and return to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook the beef patties until cooked through, 4-5 minutes each side. Place the bake-at-home burger buns in the oven to heat through, 3 minutes. TIP: If your pan is getting crowded, cook in batches for best results!


Slice the burger buns in half. Spread some garlic aioli over the base of each bun and top with a beef patty, Cheddar crisp, some caramelised onion, a slice of tomato and mixed salad leaves. Add the pear, remaining tomato and salad leaves to the bowl with the dressing and toss to coat. Serve with the burgers.