Italian Burger

Makes 6 patties


  • 6 hamburger rolls
  • Mince
    • 500g beef mince
    • ⅓ onion, finely chopped
    • 45ml (3 tbs) basil, finely chopped
    • 30ml (2 tbs) Italian parsley, finely chopped
    • 15ml (1 tbs) olive oil
    • 1 egg
    • 30ml (2 tbs) breadcrumbs
    • coarse salt and black pepper
  • Caramelized Leeks or Onions (Serves 6)
    • 2 medium red onions
    • 30ml (2 tbs) olive oil
    • 30ml (2 tbs) treacle brown sugar


  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Shape into patties.
  2. Heat a medium frying pan with a drizzle of oil to medium-high heat. Cook the patties until golden on each side, and medium inside.
  3. For the Caramilized Leeks or Onions                                                    
  4. Slice the onions and then sauté them in the olive oil on a medium-low heat until softened. This should take about 20 minutes. Then stir in the sugar until just dissolved. Set aside. 
  5. Serve the burgers on a bun with mayonnaise, mustard and the caramelized onions