Cheeseburger & chips

Cheeseburger & chips

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(31 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 10
Homemade burgers and chips beat shop-bought every time. Why not make double and freeze a batch?

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen uncooked


  • kcal558
  • fat21g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs58g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein38g
  • salt0.87g
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  • 1¼kg lean beef mince



    The classic cut of meat for a British Sunday roast, beef is full of flavour, as well as being a…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 140g breadcrumb
  • 100g mature cheddar, grated



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • small bunch parsley, chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with a fork



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 2½ kg bag of potato, cut into chunky chips



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 10 tsp olive or sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • burger buns, lettuce, sliced red onion, tomatoes, gherkins, and sauces or relishes, to serve


  1. Tip the mince into a large bowl with the onion, breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, egg, chilli powder, ½ tsp salt and some pepper. Mix together well with your hands, then divide the mixture into 10 and shape into burgers.

  2. Bring 2 large saucepans of water to the boil (or prepare the chips in batches if you don’t have enough big pans). Add the chips, bring the water back to the boil and set your timer for 3 mins. After 3 mins, drain the potatoes well and tip onto one or two large kitchen-papercovered trays. Scatter with the flour and some seasoning and gently toss to coat.

  3. Freeze the burgers and chips (see freezing tips, below) or, to cook straight away, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. In a baking tray, toss the chips in a little oil, then roast for 35-40 mins until crisp and golden. Meanwhile, heat a griddle pan, grill or barbecue until hot, then cook the burgers for about 5-8 mins on each side, or until cooked to your liking. Sandwich the burgers in toasted buns with salad and sauces, then serve with the chips.

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Comments (36)

Dot Cotton's picture

Followed the recipe only left out the chilli & used dried parsley as didn't have fresh. They were delicious, really moist & tasty. Cooked on the BBQ & didn't break up as I had Coated them in flour & put them back in the fridge after making them until they were needed. 5 stars

carla-j's picture

Made these a bunch of times now, always a winner. Cost effective too. I also sometimes make thinner 'patties' and tightly enclose two around a slice of mozarella, they ooze magnificently when they come out the oven!

Jodysheff's picture

Made these last night and they were lovely! I'm a complete beginner in the kitchen so this was an easy thing to make. Put 2 white slices of bread in the food processor for the the breadcrumbs and missed out the Worcester sauce as not keen. Took advice of using flour to coat which may have held them together as mine didn't crumble. Will try more chili powder next time as didn't have a kick to them and I used a hot one instead of mild! Rating not working but it's a 5 star.

yates19924's picture

I make these burgers a few times a month, I add garlic and bit more salt, they don't fall apart when cooked on a pre heated grill, haven't tried them on a BBQ though. Use the best quality mince that you can for the best taste!

pimper63's picture

The burgers wouldnt bind :(

sammy_chefess's picture

Made for the 1st time last week, forgot to rate. Tasted amazing, only problem was I forgot to freeze them, so they just crumbled apart when cooking them. Instead I put them in the oven, turned out just as nice, but didn't crumble.

clareocallaghan1's picture

fantastic. Loved these burgers & they are so easy to make. I didn't have any worcestershire sauce or parsley. I also used bread that was in the house, i just put in2 a food processer to make the bread crumbs. Lovely taste with the cheese & onions in it & when cooked you can get a slight taste of the chili powder. highly recommend & will be making these again.

jennybeggs's picture

Made these for a BBQ - simple to make and were a big hit. Didn't fall apart like burgers I've made before!

scotslass38's picture

Left out the cheese, fab! The egg and breadcrumbs combine well enough. With regards to the burgers falling apart...mix all ingredients and add the mince last, handling the least time possible. Less chance of them falling apart or losing the flavour or juices.

sexievodka's picture

Best burgers ive ever made! Lovely and juicy x

3mahim-bay0's picture

Only wanted to make 4 Burgers so had to reduce quantities.
Had no parsley so had to do without. Dont like parsley anyway.
The final result was excellent, even my wife approved.
My rating 5 star.

rebeccamohan's picture

Used lean mince and only half the amount. Mix may & ketchup together for the best burger sauce! Fantastic TV dinner treat. Better than any burgers I ever had!

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Tiffany1983's picture

We made these today and they were so tasty, probably the best burger I've had, loved all the seasoning and flavours! We had them with some home cooked potato wedges sprinkled with cajun spice. Also just to note- we didn't use any egg and also the mincemeat was not lean, so the mix all stuck together.

apolloxxl's picture

really nice burgers, also added garlic
and a few tsps of apple sauce :)
wish i had some blue cheese melt to put on top

perfect1000k's picture

best burger recipe i have tried we love them and always freeze some great for a bbq

chnjose's picture

This is a family favorite!

charbar's picture

amazing burgers! 1st time I made them I used all the ingredients and they were good but 2nd time omitted the chiili and they are probably the nicest homemade burgers Ive ever had. For the bread crumbs I used fresh white bread which made the burgers really moist. Added a slice of cheese and melted under the grill - amazing!

brecks's picture

Lovely burgers, really enjoyed them, could replace the onion with 2 tablespoons of Carmalised Onion to make them even easier.


Questions (4)

lydbabes's picture

can you cook the burgers in the oven? new to this... thanks :)

SusanThorogood's picture

I mean a recipe that you don't have to boil potatoes first for oven chips

SusanThorogood's picture

Can you give me a recipe that doesn't involve boiling the photoessays first for oven chips

m5ets26's picture

I love these did them for all the family and when down really well.

Tips (2)

carla-j's picture

Try making thinner 'patties' and tightly enclosing two around a slice of mozarella, they ooze magnificently when they come out the oven!

frugalcook's picture

Try cooking these for longer before the first couple of turnings to stop them from falling apart