Homemade beef burgers with parma ham


Best done on the BBQ for that charry flavour. The bistro butter adds even more flavour to this amazing burger pattie.

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4


  • 600g beef mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 slices wholemeal toast bread
  • 2T milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1t dijon mustard
  • 2T parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1T oil
  • 16 slices parma ham
  • For the bistro butter:
  • 50g butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2T parsley leaves, very finely chopped
  • 1t thyme leaves, chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper

1. Make your bistro butter first. Mix all ingredients together in small bowl. Place on a piece of plastic wrap and roll into a cigar shape, twisting the ends. Place in freezer to firm up quickly. 2. Soak the bread in the milk, then blitz in food processor to break up (or use hands). Place onion, garlic, egg, mustard, cheese, mince and the bread mix in a large bowl. Add salt to taste and mix to combine all ingedients. 3. Using wet hands mix into 8 patties approx 2.5cm thick. Make a slit in the side of each and put in a slice of the bistro butter. Form the pattie closed around the butter sealing it in. 4. Add a slice of parma ham to each side of each pattie and mold to fit. Once formed allow to set in fridge for half hour to hold together. 5. Preheat the grill. Ensure it is well oiled. Give them about 5 mins each side, checking they're cooked through. Cover loosely with foil and leave to rest while you prepare your accompaniments.