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Beef & red pepper burgers

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  • 1 red pepper , cut into quarters
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g lean steak mince
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 carrot , coarsely grated
  • 50g stale breadcrumbs
  • 40g cheddar , finely sliced

To serve

  • 6floury rolls , halved
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • ¼ cucumber , or 1-2 mini cucumbers, sliced


  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Put the pepper on a baking tray and rub with 1/2 tbsp oil. Roast in the oven for 25-30 mins, turning once halfway through. Remove and allow to cool slightly before finely chopping.

  • STEP 2

    Tip the mince, roasted pepper, egg, carrot and breadcrumbs into a large bowl and mix well. Using your hands, shape the mixture into six equal burgers.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the remaining oil in a large, heavy-based, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the burgers for 5-6 mins each side until cooked through. Top with slices of cheddar. Spread the rolls with mayo, add the burgers and top with slices of cucumber.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2016

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