Probably the best beef burger in the world

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By: Brian Turner From: Market Kitchen

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 2.94 / 5 (47 votes)

Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
10 min

Brian Turner uses tail beef fillet, chopped gherkins and cream to create a scrumptious burger truly worthy of its title


1. Sauté the chopped shallots quickly in the oil for less than a minute to take off the rawness. Allow to cool.

2. Mince the fillet of beef through the fine plate of a mincer into a bowl.

3. Add the shallots, chopped gherkins, cream, mustard and Worcestershire Sauce. Beat all the ingredients together and season to taste with salt and pepper.

4. Using a little oil on your hands, shape the mixture into 4 even sized burgers, then leave to rest for 10 minutes.

5. Preheat a barbecue grill and then cook the burgers medium rare, about 4 minutes on each side or to your liking.

6. Season well and serve in a burger bun with tomato relish.


For the burgers

  • 2 shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 splashes olive oil
  • 700 g tail beef fillet
  • 4 tbsp gherkins
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 splashes Worcestershire sauce
  • black pepper

To serve

  • burger buns
  • spicy and chunky tomato relishes

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Latest Comment


I love Flat Branch and Heidelberg, but I don’t usually go to either of those places for the burger. With Booches, I do. There really isn’t anything special about it, but I can’t go more than a month or so without stopping by for one or three. Nothing fancy, just a quality burger.

dJ81707 dJ81707  Posted 07 Jun 2011 7:03 AM

These sound lovely - I think I will try them tomorrow Tongue

AngelaW82482 AngelaW82482  Posted 08 Nov 2008 12:22 PM

tried this it's fab, had to fight the kids off to get one!

steve273 steve273  Posted 29 Aug 2008 1:49 PM