Finely dice the onions and chillis if using.
Chop up the basil quite fine too.
Crumble or grate your chosen cheese.
Put the mince, onions, basil, chillis and cheese in a bowl
Squeeze in a good sized glob of tomato puree
Get your hands dirty!!!! Get in there and mix it all up until it sticks together.
If it still a bit crumbly keep adding the puree until the texture looks right.
You need your burgers to hold together while they cook
Grab a handful of the mix and roll it into a ball, pat it down in your hand to make a burger shape. Try not to make them too thick or they wont cook in the middle, about 1.5 to 2 cm should be ok.
Depending how big you made your burgers you should have between 3-5 to whack on the BBQ or under the grill.
On the BBQ - get it nice and hot and put your burgers on for 20 minutes, turn them over then cook for another 15 minutes (check they‘re not pink in the middle before eating)
Under the grill - on a medium heat it should take the same time as on the BBQ.
Put them in a bun with salad or eat them as they are, these burgers are really tasty and a lot healthier than many you can buy in the shops. They‘re great fun to make with the kids too as they will love getting their hands dirty.
Chilli is known for speeding up metabolism because it raises your body temperature, if you can take a little heat use them, it really peps the burgers up.
I use goats cheese because it‘s my favourite but also because it is a relatively healthy cheese. Mozzarella or cheddar would work really well in this recipe too though.
You could use any kind of sauce to bind the burgers but I find tomato goes well with the basil and cheese.
For a bit of extra flavour on the BBQ add some fresh oregano to the coals, it will smoke and flavour your burgers making them super tasty.
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