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Best burger recipes

by Elizabeth Young

published on 27 April 2023

For all the burger lovers out there, we’ve put together our top five brilliant burger recipes. From pork to portobello mushroom, beef to black bean, this succulent selection of tasty treats is packed with ideas for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike.

Calypso Chicken Burgers Levi Roots | BBQ Recipe

Calypso Chicken Burgers from Grill it with Levi by Levi Roots

Levi’s got the idea for cooking chicken in foil at the Boston Jerk Festival in Jamaica. Boston is the HQ of barbecue, so where better to learn a trick like this? It means the chicken burger stays together in one piece and is easy to cook and eat.

From the book

Pork and Apple Burgers Dean Edwards | Weekend Feast

Pork and Apple Burgers with Celeriac Slaw from Mincespiration! by Dean Edwards

Pork and apple is a classic combination – like lamb and mint or beef and horseradish. A few years ago when butchers and supermarkets came up with pork and apple sausages Dean thought all his dreams had come true! He then took things one step further to make this incredible burger.

Buy Mincespiration! here.

Portobello Pecan Burger with Roasted Pumpkin Wedges | Midweek Meal

Portobello Pecan Burger with Roasted Pumpkin Wedges from Peace and Parsnips by Lee Watson

Lee Watson’s vegan burger is rich, with a deep flavour from the mushrooms, cumin and miso. It is packed with heavy umami flavours, with the seaweed, pecans and miso working their potent charms. A big hit with vegans and meat-eaters alike.

Buy your copy of Peace & Parsnips here.

Black Bean Burgers|  Weekend Feast

Black Bean Burgers from At My Table by Mary McCartney

Mary makes these burgers sandwiched between a burger bun with all the toppings – sliced pickles, tomato, onion, lettuce, Thousand Island dressing (or mayo and ketchup) and mustard. Her advice is to never skimp on the toppings! If you don’t have black beans, then kidney beans are a great alternative.

Buy At My Table here.

Beef and Barley Burgers | Burger Recipe

Beef and Barley Burgers from Grains as Mains by Laura Agar Wilson

Beef burgers, but with a wholegrain upgrade. Adding the cooked barley makes these beef burgers tender and moist with a great texture. Ideal for your next barbecue!

Buy Grains as Mains here.

And if you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment to your burger try this spicy and colourful Chilli and Honey Peaches Summer Salad by Levi Roots.

Chilli and Honey Peaches Summer Salad | Easy Summer Recipe


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