Aussie Style Beef Burgers with Homemade Heirloom Tomato Relish

By Tina
In Dinner
May 15th, 2013

These beef burgers have been adapted from a famous Aussie recipe and are so easy and delicious. The relish is sweet and tangy and gives these burgers just the right touch!

They are great wrapped in lettuce cups or in a bread bun and are perfect for the whole family.

Ingredients for 3 serves:

1 pound Beef Mince Grass Fed Organic
1 small Brown Onion Finely chopped

2 cloves Garlic Minced

3 tbsps
 Parsley Finely chopped

3 tbsps Cheese Grated, cheddar works best

1 large
 Egg, Organic Preferred

3 tbsps
 Bread Crumbs or Panko
3 tsps
 Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbsp
4-6 lettuce cups
1 avocado, sliced (to serve)

3 cups Heirloom Tomatoes, Diced 

1 cup
 Red Wine Vinegar
3 tbsps
 White Sugar
1 small
 Red Onion Chopped finely 

1 clove
 Garlic Chopped

2 medium
 Bay Leaves

To make Burgers:

1.) Saute the brown onion  along with the minced garlic in a fry pan until just cooked. Allow to cool


2.) Add the cooked brown onion and garlic, minced beef, bread crumbs, egg, parsley, cheese, worcestershire sauce, ketchup into a large mixing bowl and combine till meat comes together but is not sticky. If its sticky add more bread crumbs but mixture should be moist.

3.) Shape the meat mixture into evenly sized burger patties. Wet your hands as you shape the meat to create the perfect shape.

4.) Place the meat burgers in a greased fry pan and cook on each side for 5-7 minutes or until cooked through. Allow to rest before serving to keep the juices in.

To make the Relish:

1.) Place the red onion, heirloom tomatoes, chopped garlic,  sugar, bay leaves and vinegar into a large saucepan on medium heat.

2.) Bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 30-45 minutes or until thick. Season to taste. Feel free to add more sugar or vinegar depending on how sweet or tangy you prefer your relish.

3.) Allow to cool. The relish will keep in an airtight jar for up to a week.

Serve the burgers in a lettuce cup smothered in relish and topped with avocado. Enjoy!

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