The Student great food adventure: All that burger

Hello again, earlier I showed you a recipe on how to make some delicious home made mayonnaise. Now I get to show you a recipe for an awesome BBQ, considering it’s actually sunny in the U.K. for once. These are my satisfyingly tasty, cheese and bacon stuffed hamburgers. These can be made into a nice evening meal or on hell of a BBQ summer party.


Ingredient list of yum:

  • Grated Cheese (mozzarella is best choice, but you can use whichever kind)
  • One slice of bread
  • Some milk
  • Enough meat to make as many burgers as you want (I bought enough pork mince for four burgers)
  • Bacon
  • Seasoning
  • Hot sauce (optional)

Before swaying to step 1, there are a couple preliminary steps before we get to the meat.

Tear up the slice of bread into a bowl making it bread crumbs (you don’t have to be too neat with this) and add a bit of milk with it. You don’t want to add much milk; just enough to moisten the bread crumbs.

Fry off some bacon to the crispiness of your desire and get a kitchen paper to clean up the grease on the bacon. After this, chop it up and put it to one side for now. We shall return to the bacon soon enough.

This next part is optional but I made my own seasoning for the meat; you can just use salt and pepper, it’s all your choice. If you do want to know what I used, keep reading. Grab your mortar and pestle and here we go:

  • Grind up Salt and pepper (only need to grind salt if it’s rock salt)
  • Grind with it paprika, cayenne pepper, chilli flakes and a bit of Thai seven spice.
  • Once ground, add a dash of dark soy source. This gives the burger a bit of acidity and sweetness which goes really well with the chilli flakes and pepper.



We have arrived at step one – Get your meat and release it into the bowl, along with the milky bread crumbs and seasoning. At this stage you can also add hot sauce, if you like. Depending on how much burger meat you have and how much bacon you fried; you can also add more bacon to the burger meat which I’ve just thought of now and it sounds pretty good. Get your hands in and mix it all till it is all together then separate it into four, or equivalent amount to the how much meat you have and how big you want the burgers, equal sized balls.


Once you’ve separated the mix take one of the balls and split it again. Flatten these down and form one into a bowl shape to help contain the loveliness. Add as much cheese and bacon as you like to the bowl shaped side and place the other part on top. What you want to do after this is turn that upside down and pinch in the sides to make a good seal then reform it into a burger or patty shape. Repeat this till all of the burgers are filled and formed. At this stage of the good time you can wrap these up in cling film or plastic wrap; whichever name applies, and freeze/refrigerate them…but you can cook them now.


To cook I used a frying pan as being British means if I attempted to make a BBQ I’d either end up on fire or it would rain (probably one before the other). Anyway, get the gas on medium – high and cook it for about 5- 6 minutes on each side. When it’s ready, plant it between a good and fitting bun with whichever sauce or extra filling you have in mind.



Doesn’t that look good and honestly it tastes so much better then a picture on the internet. If you can’t think of a sauce to put with it, how about trying my home made mayonnaise recipe (see archive). Hopefully, you’ll find this as delicious and filling as I thought.

I do hope you enjoyed my post and all previous ones as well. If you do like it and would like to help me continue, please share, like and follow the blog, it really does help a lot. If you want me to cook something for you, let me know in the comments. I’ll have another recipe up tomorrow for your visual enjoyment and I bet you’ll love it. Thank you for reading and I’ll be back tomorrow.

Byeee Byeeee – Jason


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