Gourmet Beef Burger Patties

May 29, 2010

There’s this favourite gourmet burger shop of mine in Melbourne called Grill’d, which serves healthy gourmet burgers. I know Malaysia’s famous for it’s roadside Ramli burger stalls but I do sometimes crave for a big fat juicy beef burger. Obviously, it’s not easy to replicate the burgers from Grill’d (or else I would’ve opened my own burger restaurant), but I’ve tried a burger recipe from the Australian Better Homes and Gardens magazine while I was in Australia and it was pretty darn good. Now here’s a version (mine) I tried in Malaysia. Note: I reckon the ‘Aussie’ beef mince here in Malaysia seems to be somewhat different.


  • 550g premium beef mince
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
  • 3/8 cups fresh breadcrumbs (1/2 cups to make it easier)
  • 1.5 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley (optional)
  • Oil


  1. Combine mince, onion, egg, breadcrumbs, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and parsley in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Mix well with clean hands or spatula and leave in fridge for 1-2 hours. You can omit the fridge step if you are pressed for time.
  3. Using damp hands, shape into patties. Makes about 8 or 7 big, plump ones.
  4. Heat oil in frying pan and pan fry the patties until evenly browned or well cooked. Press patties lightly while frying.
  5. Serve beef patties on burger buns with salad of your choice, cheddar cheese, tomato sauce and mustard.

The Raw Ingredients

Uncooked Beef Patties

Gourmet Beef Burger

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