Double-chili burgers


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes8 burgers
*PLUS Grilling Time: 10 minutes
Double-chili burgers

Andreas Trauttmansdorff


  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce

  • 2 tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 kg ground beef, preferably medium

  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced


  • Oil grill and heat barbecue to medium-high. In a bowl, stir chili sauce with chili powder and salt. Crumble in meat. Add onions. Using your hands or a fork, gently mix. Shape into 8 burgers, each about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick. To prevent burgers from puffing up when grilling, use your thumb to make a shallow depression in centre of each. Place on grill. Barbecue with lid closed until burgers are cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Delicious tucked into warm buns with slices of tomato and grilled onions and a slice of cheese.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 214, Protein 21.3g, Carbohydrates 5g, Fat 11.8g, Sodium 574mg.

The secret to any great burger? Use medium, not the usual lean, ground beef. Then you can pass on the egg-and-bread-crumb routine.