Burgers are a great Friday night supper, perfect for the whole family. I love using mozzarella to melt on top of this burgers recipe as it goes so beautifully stringy.
– 500g minced beef
– 1 tsp English mustard
– 4 good-quality burger buns
– 1 x 125g mozzarella ball, drained and cut into 4 thick slices
– 4 tbsp tomato chutney, to serve
– 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
– 6 tbsp mayonnaise
– Juice of 1/2 lemon
– 2 carrots, peeled and grated
– 1 fennel bulb, grated
– 1/4 red cabbage, finely chopped
– 2 baby gem lettuces
– Salt and white pepper, to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/gas 2 and put a griddle pan over a high heat.
2. Mix the minced beef and mustard in a large bowl. Try not to crush it with your hands too much as this makes the burgers too dense. Season well with salt and pepper and divide the mix into four. Shape into burgers about 2.5cm thick. Put the burgers onto the griddle pan and cook for 4 minutes on one side.
3. Meanwhile, put the buns on a baking tray and pop them into the oven to warm through.
4. Mix together the wholegrain mustard, mayonnaise and lemon juice in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the carrots and fennel to the mayonnaise mixture. Stir everything together and set aside.
5. Turn the burgers over and top each one with a slice of mozzarella. Continue to cook for 3 minutes.
6. Mix the cabbage into the coleslaw mixture. Break the baby gem lettuce into individual leaves and fill each one with some of the coleslaw.
7. Remove the buns from the oven and cut in half. Place a burger on the bottom half of each bun, then top the melted mozzarella with some tomato chutney and serve alongside the lettuce coleslaw cups
Gino D’Acampo is one of the UK’s most popular TV chefs and the Author of many cookbooks including, La Dolce Diet and Italian Home Baking.
Pronto! will solve your dinner dilemmas with 130 delicious and quick dishes that will inspire you to leave behind the same dull, after-work meals. With recipes organised by ingredients you can easily find a dish using what you have in the cupboard or fridge.
Pronto! by Gino D’Acampo is published by Kyle Books. Photography by Matt Russell.