Delicious Burgers with Melted Cheese & Tomato Salsa

Three secrets to making the best burgers – top quality mince, the onions sautéed till golden brown and cooked ahead of time and a good splash of chili oil in the mixture


  • 450g minced beef or lamb
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped, sautéed in oil till golden and cooled
  • 1 tablesp. scallions, chopped
  • 1 tablesp. chilli oil, optional but nice (see recipe)
  • Avonmore sliced Red/White Cheddar Cheese (whichever you prefer)

Tomato Salsa

  • 16 approx. cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1-2 red onions, finely chopped
  • Handful chopped coriander
  • tablesp. chilli oil
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • Salt and black pepper


  1. Mix the mince, onion, scallions, chilli oil and seasoning well together.
  2. With wet hands shape into 4 burgers. Flatten each one down with the palm of your hand until you have a nice even shape. This way they will cook more quickly and evenly. Keep in the fridge until ready to cook.
  3. Grill, barbecue or cook on a black ridge pan, until fully cooked, 4-5 minutes on each side.
  4. Meanwhile mix all the salsa ingredients together. Then place a spoonful of salsa on top of each burger and top with a slice of cheese.
  5. Grill, or cover the barbecue or pan and continue to cook for another minute until the sliced Avonmore cheese has melted.

Courtesy of Bord Bia

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