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Basic Beef Burger

Ingredients: – 750g Coles Finest Carbon Neutral Beef Mince – 70g (1 cup) fresh breadcrumbs, made from day-old bread – 1 large brown onion, grated – 1/4 cup chopped fresh continental parsley leave – 2 garlic cloves, crushed – 1 egg, lightly whisked – 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce – 2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce (optional), or to taste

– 2 tablespoons olive oil – 150g cheddar, thinly sliced – 150g Coles Cheddar Cheese, thinly sliced, to serve – 80ml (1/3 cup) American mustard (optional) – 6 lettuce leave – 450g (about 3 medium) ripe tomatoes, sliced – Tomato sauce, to serve

Method: 1. Line a tray with baking paper. Place the beef mince, breadcrumbs, onion, parsley, garlic, egg, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco sauce, if using, in a large bowl. 

Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions. Shape each portion with your hands into a patty about 10cm in diameter and 1.5cm thick.

Place the patties on the prepared tray. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to rest.

Heat half the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. Cook half the patties for about 4 minutes each side or until browned and cooked through. 

Meanwhile, preheat the grill on high. Line a baking tray with foil. Place the hamburger buns, cut-side up, under the grill and toast for 1 minute or until golden. 

Spread the bottom halves of the toasted hamburger buns with the mustard, if using. Top with the lettuce, tomato, and patties. Dollop with tomato sauce.