Homemade Mini Burgers with Tomato Relish and “Pickled” Cues

If you haven’t ever tried making your own burgers, then you should give it a go and I bet you will never want to eat another pre-formed burger again. If you don’t have a solid plate on your BBQ then place a cast iron griddle or frying pan on the BBQ to preheat 5 minutes before you want to cook the burgers.

Homemade Mini Burgers with Tomato Relish and “Pickled” Cues Recipe

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 6-8 minutes
Cooking time: none


  • 250g Prime Ground British beef
    1 small Onion finely chopped
    1 tablespoon Ketchup
    1 teaspoon Horseradish
    Freshly ground black pepper

    Pickled Cues
    5 mini cucumbers
    125 ml Vinegar
    1 tbsp Sugar
    Pinch Pickling spice

    Cherry toms
    180g Red Vine tomatoes
    1 tbsp cider or white wine vinegar
    I tsp Sugar
    1 tablespoon water

    4 small bread rolls
    1 small cooked beetroot
    2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    60g fresh and naked Wild Rocket
    4 Cherry Toms
    4 radishes
    4 small wooden skewers


  1. Combine the ingredients together for the burgers with wet hands form into four balls and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile bring the vinegar and spices to the boil and pour over the cucumbers and leave to marinade.
  3. Place the cherry tomatoes sugar and vinegar in a pan. Cook quickly over a high heat stirring regularly until the vinegar evaporates and the tomatoes begin to caramelize and then remove from the heat and place in a small serving dish.
  4. Place the burgers on the BBQ or pan and allow the burger to sear, carefully turn the burger over, sear the second side then gently press down with an egg slice to create a burger shape. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes then turn again and allow to cook for a further 3-4 minutes. Move it to the side of the BBQ and allow to cook slowly for a further 5- 10 minutes (depending how rare you like your burger).
  5. Meanwhile split the burger buns and toast lightly on the BBQ , thread the skewer with a cherry tomato and a halved cucumber.
  6. Spread the buns with a little mayo then arrange the burger on top, garnish the burger bun with the skewer, and serve with the relish and rocket.


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