Mediterranean Burgers with Spicy Tomato Salsa

Making your own burgers is always worth the effort. Not only do they tend to be much lower in fat than most ready-made patties, but you’re also free to season them as you please. Here, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and herbs lend ground beef a distinctly Mediterranean flavour.

Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 15minutes 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 15minutes
Cook Time
  1. Preheat a grill or barbecue to medium. (Alternatively, you can use a cast-iron, ridged grill pan on the stove for cooking the patties.) Place the minced beef, breadcrumbs, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and coriander in a large bowl and use your hands to mix the ingredients together thoroughly.
  2. Divide the mixture equally into four and shape into patties, about 10 cm across and a similar size to the buns.
  3. Brush the grill rack or grill tray lightly with oil and cook the patties for 3–4 minutes on each side, until browned on the outside and cooked through.
  4. To make the salsa, mix together all the ingredients in a bowl. Season to taste. You can chop all the salsa ingredients together in the food processor to save time — just use the pulse button to get the right consistency.
  5. Split the buns in half and pop under the grill or onto the barbecue rack to toast lightly. Place a few rocket leaves on each base, top with a patty and add a spoonful of salsa, then replace the tops. Serve immediately.