Serves: 4

Beef and Red Pepper Burgers

Beef and Red Pepper Burgers

Preparation time: 15 minutes plus chilling

Cooking time: 8-12 minutes


  • 450g/1lb lean beef mince
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely grated
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 small red pepper, deseeded and finely diced
  • 2.5ml/½tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 30ml/2tbsp barbecue or sweet chilli sauce
  • 25-50g/1-2oz fresh breadcrumbs
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 15ml/1tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • Salad leaves, to garnish


  • Place the minced beef in a large bowl and add the onion, garlic, red pepper, herbs, barbecue or sweet chilli sauce and breadcrumbs.
  • Add the seasoning and egg. Mix together thoroughly, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Using damp hands shape the mixture into 4-6 evenly sized burgers.
  • Brush the burgers with a little oil and cook on a prepared barbecue or preheated moderate grill for 4-6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and any meat juice run clear.
  • Serve the burgers in ciabatta rolls garnished with salad leaves with a large spoonful of selected relish.

Tip: To prevent the burgers breaking up during cooking, place on a sheet of aluminium foil over the barbecue.

Recipe courtesy of Love British Food. The Great British Food fortnight runs 17th September - 2nd October.

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