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Melting Mozzarella Steak Burger

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Make homemade beef burgers with melting mozzarella in the middle for a real treat

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  • Serves 6

  • Total time 30 mins

    plus chilling
  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 559 per serving

Ingredients

  • 750g (1lb 10oz) steak mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2tbsp tomato purée
  • ½tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 150g (5oz) mozzarella, cut into 6 equal chunks
  • 1tbsp oil
  • burger buns, sliced tomatoes and lettuce, to serve
you will need
  • a baking sheet lined with baking parchment

Tip

Good butchers and supermarkets sell steak mince, which really does make a tender burger that is full of flavour

Preparation

For a really special dinner, you can’t go wrong with a classic burger recipe and this delicious steak version with mozzarella is just as delicious. It’s a great steak mince recipe that the whole family will love and since it makes enough burgers to serve six people, it’s a great way to feed a crowd. Whether you’re cooking them in the kitchen or on the barbecue, this is a great recipe you’ll use again and again.

HOW TO MAKE MELTING MOZZARELLA STEAK BURGER

  1. Using your hands, mix the mince, onion, garlic, tomato purée, Worcestershire sauce and egg, and season well. Divide into 6 balls. Shape each one into a rough patty, and use your thumb to create a hole in the middle. Place a piece of mozzarella into the hole and mould the mixture around to encase it. Place the burgers on the baking sheet, and store in the fridge for 30 minutes or overnight to firm up.
  2. Heat the oven to 200C, 180C fan, 400F, gas 6. Brush the burgers lightly with oil, then brown for 1 minute on each side in a frying or griddle pan. Cook for a further 10 to 15 minutes in the oven. For the barbecue, cook them on both sides on the hot spot for a few minutes until browned, then move to medium heat and leave to cook for around 10 minutes or until firm to the touch. Serve with burger buns, tomatoes and lettuce.