Beef and Smoked Cheddar Burger
The two most important tips for a great burger: use really good quality beef mince with a decent fat content, and don’t work the mixture too much, otherwise you’ll end up with a dense, hard burger instead of a big juicy one!
Burger: Place all the ingredients in a bowl, season with salt and pepper and mix together gently, but thoroughly. Shape into 4 patties about 2cm thick and chill for 30 minutes.
Heat a little oil in a sauté pan and cook the burgers for 4 minutes.
Flip the burgers over and cook for 2–3 minutes then top with the cheese. Cover and cook until the cheese has melted and the burgers are just cooked through.
To assemble: Spread the buns with mayonnaise then top with lettuce, tomato, beef pattie, onions and pancetta. Makes 4