Epic Beef Burger

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 18 minutes

Serves: 2 People

It’s a very big day in the Recipearce kitchen as Nick has been a huge fan of @heinz_au Tomato Ketchup since, well basically birth, and now look at him in partnership with Heinz. Give these burgers a whirl, we promise the little tweaks make all the difference! The @heinz_au Tomato Ketchup is perfect in it too as it’s thicker so it won’t ooze all the way up your arm while you’re trying to enjoy your burger in peace!

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  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 18 minutes
  • Total time: 28 minutes
  • Serves: 2 People


  • 400 g Coarsely minced brisket, a higher fat content is advised
  • 4 rashes Dry-cured streaky bacon , or normal bacon
  • 4 slices The dodgiest melty orange cheese
  • 2 Brioche style burger buns
  • 1/2 Brown onion
  • 1 bunch Oak lettuce
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 2 slices Dill pickles
  • 2 tsp Mayo
  • Flaky salt
  • Olive oil
  • Butter, optional
  • Heinz Tomato Ketchup


  • Ring mold for burger patties
  • Parchment paper
  • Kitchen scale
  • Bowl/dish
  • Medium-sized pan
  • Spatula
  • Paper towels


  • 1)

    Start by weighing the burger patties (approx. 200g per patty).

  • 2)

    For the relish, chop 4 rashes of dry-cured streaky bacon nice and fine, then pop it into a pan on medium heat to render down and crisp up.

  • 3)

    Next finely chop 1/2 brown onion, then add it to the pan together with the bacon.

  • 4)

    Cook the bacon-onion mixture for approx. 9 minutes/until caramalised, then remove from heat and pop into a dish to cool (note: if the bacon-onion combo is looking a little dry when cooking, add approx. 1 teaspoon of olive oil)

  • 5)

    While the bacon-onion mixture is cooking, wash a bunch of fresh oak lettuce and cut 1 roma tomato into thin slices.

  • 6)

    For the pickled mayo, run your knife finely through 6 dill pickles before mixing it into 2 heaped tablespoons of mayo.

  • 7)

    To cook the burger patties, start by bringing the pan to relatively high heat then generously drizzle with olive oil.

  • 8)

    While the base of the pan is heating up. salt the upside of the patties generously with some flaky salt.

  • 9)

    Once heated, pop the patties into the pan and gently press down on them with a spatula.

  • 10)

    Cook for approx. 3 minutes, then salt the other side of the patties before flipping them over to cook on the other side.

  • 11)

    Cook for another 3 minutes, then top the patties with an even laver of the onion-bacon mixture followed by 2 slices of the dodgiest melty orange cheese.

  • 12)

    Remove the patties from the pan and pop them onto a paper towel.

  • 13)

    Give the pan a quick clean before toasting the brioche buns in a dry pan (you can toast with some butter if vou like).

  • 14)

    To construct the burgers, start by popping a heaped tablespoon of the dill mayo onto the base of the bun.

  • 15)

    Next place a couple of nice-looking oak lettuce leaves on top of the mayo followed by a couple of roma tomato slices, then pop the cheesy burger patties on top.

  • 16)

    Finish off with the most important part: a nice even dollop of Heinz® Tomato Ketchup!

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