Classic Burger

More often than not I find myself craving the mouthwatering taste of meat patties, cheese and sesame seed buns. Unfortunately, fast food restaurants have the perk of being easily accessible and shockingly cheap, therefore always drawing us poor uni students in. Sadly, these burgers are unbelievably unhealthy – and while delicious, can make you feel sick in the stomach afterwards. With this in mind I crafted my own burger patty recipe while I was down at the grocery store. A few healthy ingredients and you have yourself the most delicious classic burger.

Classic Burger
Serves 6

For the patty:
500g lean beef mince
Half a red onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, finely diced
1 rasher of bacon (fat removed), diced
1/2 an egg
Half a loaf of bread, crumbled finely
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dried italian herbs
Pinch of paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

To assemble the burger:
Hamburger rolls
Cos lettuce
Tomato, sliced
Red onion, sliced
Cheese slices
1 tbsp garlic aioli mayonnaise
1/2 tbsp tomato sauce

In a bowl mix all patty ingredients and combine using hands. Split mixture into 6 equal portions, roll into a ball and flatten into patty shape. Cook on a hot pan for about 3 minutes each side.
To assemble the burger, slice hamburger rolls in half, place patty, cheese slice, onion, tomato and lettuce on the burger. Smear the top half of the bun with the garlic aioli mayonnaise and tomato sauce and serve.


These hamburger patties can be frozen and stored. After flattening them to patty size, separate them with squares of baking paper so they don’t stick together. Place them in an airtight container or bag and freeze.