Gourmet Beef Burger

Serves 4


  • 500g beef mince (ground beef)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 8 slices pancetta
  • 4 burger buns, halved and toasted
  • 4 thick slices vintage cheddar cheese
  • salad leaves, caramelised onion relish or tomato chutney, to serve


  1. Place the mince, garlic, tomato paste, sauce, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Shape into 4 large flat patties.
  3. Place a round of pancetta on each side of each patty.
  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Cook the patties for 4 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking.
  6. Place the patties on the base of the toasted buns and top with cheese, salad leaves and onion or chutney.
  7. Top with remaining bun halves and serve.