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Mozzarella Melt Beef Burger

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BBQ season is well under way and there’s nothing better than a homemade beef burger, made with quality beef and fresh ingredients, it’s the only beef burger I’ll eat ! The inclusion of a slice of melting mozzarella adds to the ultimate burger experience, this is O.H’s favourite.

Makes: 4 generous or 6 medium sized burgers


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • 500g good quality minced beef
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped oregano
  • 4 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 mozzarella ball cut into 4 or 6 thin slices (depending on how many burgers you’re making)
  • Gently sauté the onions in the vegetable oil until soft and leave to cool.
  • Transfer to a large bowl and add the rest of the ingredients except for the mozzarella.
  • With clean hands, mix everything together and divide into 8 or 12.
  • Shape into patties and flatten.
  • Take 4 or 6 patty pieces and place a slice of mozzarella in the centre of each one.
  • Top each mozzarella slice with the remaining patties and seal together.
  • A burger press makes light work of this if you have one.
  • Firm up your burgers by placing them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes – if you have the time, a couple of hours is better.
  • Cook burgers on a BBQ (or fry in a frying pan) for about 5 to 6 minutes on each side until cooked through.
  • Use a spatula to lightly press your beef burgers down whilst cooking to make sure the mozzarella melts.
  • Serve in a burger bun.
  • We serve ours in a Ted’s Roll with lettuce and tomato, a few sliced gherkins and a red onion relish (made from sautéing red onion slices until soft and adding a little homemade chilli jam) and a side order of homemade oven fries.

I’m sending this recipe off to a few food challenges this month:


June’s Family Foodies Al Fresco Round-Up | Eat your veg

Tuesday 14th of October 2014

[…] of meat eaters. Followed by Slow Cooker Jacket Spuds, a fab low maintenance side and finally her Mozzarella Melt Beef Burgers. Yummy […]

Saz Marquis

Sunday 27th of July 2014

Hi Sarah, just a quickie to say thanks for sharing this recipe - what with these and your bean burgers we've never used our BBQ so much!


Sunday 27th of July 2014

That's fantastic Saz, so pleased that you're enjoying our Mozzarella Melt Beef Burgers & Easy Bean Burgers.It's a pleasure to share our favourite Kitchen Shed recipes.

Louisa, Eat Your Veg

Monday 14th of July 2014

Can't beat a homemade burger on the barbie. I too like to add a little cheese for a runny centre in mine using Mozzarella or even a cheekie slice of St Agur if the mood takes me. Thanks so much for linking up to Family Foodies June 'Al Fresco' event.

Jacqui Gourlay

Wednesday 9th of July 2014

Ooooh what a fab idea! I always make my own burgers too and will be definitely trying this! Thanks

Angela @ My Golden Pear

Thursday 26th of June 2014

I love the sound of a stuffed burger and have to admit to never having had one before. And as for those Ted's rolls - just perfect.