Classic Beef & Cheese Burger

It doesn’t really matter what the weather’s doing – there’s no such thing as the wrong time for a burger!

This recipe for a classic cheeseburger comes from the team who make Best Foods Mayonnaise – easily the only mayo to stick in your burger!

Officially, National BBQ Day isn’t until Sunday March 4th, but I reckon with the weather we’ve been having, this is the perfect family weekend meal.

Jo Wilcox’s Classic Beef & Cheese Burger

Ready in 30 minutes (excluding chilling). Serves 5.



  • 500g lean premium beef
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon beef stock powder
  • 1 tablespoon Best Foods Real Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup soft breadcrumbs
  • Sea salt & cracked pepper
  • 20g butter
  • 2 onions, finely sliced
  • Dash of balsamic vinegar
  • Sprinkle of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  • ¾ cup Best Foods Mayonnaise
  • 4 slices Swiss-style cheese
  • Summer greens
  • 4 brioche-style burger buns


Combine the beef mince with the onion, garlic, stock, mayonnaise and breadcrumbs and mix thoroughly. Divide the mixture into 4 and shape into generous patties and chill until required.

Heat the butter in a pan and sauté the onions for 4-5 minutes until soft and fragrant. Add the balsamic, brown sugar and mustard, cook for 2 minutes then cool.

Fold cooled onion mixture into the mayonnaise. Heat the BBQ grill or grill pan and cook the patties 4-5 minutes each side until well coloured and cooked through. Transfer the patties to an oven tray and top each with a slice of cheese.

Grill the patties for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted. Split and toast the buns, spread each with a little onion mayo mixture then arrange with a few green leaves, top with the melting cheeseburger patties and finish with a spoonful of mustard-onion mayonnaise and cracked pepper.