Cheeseburger & chips

Cheeseburger & chips

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(30 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

    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)

gjfeenan's picture

These are juicy and meaty, perfect for BBQ and for the whole family - I love them!

Forgot to add my rating too ...
8 stars :)

As to them falling apart, try adding a bigger egg and patting them into shape with some plain four ...

gjfeenan's picture

Left out the cheese, no breadcrumbs, substitued dried chilli for a couple of fresh ones, pre-fried red onion, added three cloves of chopped garlic and tossed the shaped burgers in flour.
Absolutely fab-u-lous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

helene-28's picture

Thinking of using blue cheese next time :)

helene-28's picture

Made these burgers last night very easy and was tasted amazing. Best burgers ever! Only made half and got 6 patties out so more than enough for me and my husband.

faye894's picture

forgot to add my rating - def 5 stars

faye894's picture

really really good burgers - also added garlic, far better than anything we have ever bought highly recommended

andy_pere09's picture

Great taste but they seem to crumble and fall apart when on the grill. Any idea why this could be?

glydee's picture

Amazing, just making it for a second time!

emsmith's picture

Was on the look-out for a good simple burger recipe so will be trying this one out tonight. However, almost more importantly...I wholeheartedly agree with Missy and am terribly excited at the thought of making batches of my own homemade frozen oven chips. What a great way to save those old potatoes that are starting to go a bit past their best in the veggie basket! Fab idea!

alibri29's picture

Best tasting burgers i have made myself, a winner with all the family.

peteycornick's picture

i love burgers. i especially love the burgers i made from this recipe

laura_meegan's picture

I didnt know you could freeze chips that were home made! Wow, thats what Im doing from now!

andy_pere09's picture

Added some garlic as well. Served it with some mango salsa... Turned out FAB !!

mariabernadette's picture

This is the best beef burger recipe I have done. I changed it slightly, putting in less cheese and adding garlic and grated apple. These changes made it less fatty and more juicy. Completely delicious, and very easy.

bennysmum100's picture

Left out the cheese and added a clove of garlic and cooked on a 'cobb' cooker (as per Hairy bikers !) beautiful !!!!

flaskey's picture

Quick, simple & ten times better than a bought one.


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