Herbed burgers with blue cheese mayo


  • Prep Time8 mins
  • Total Time8 mins
  • Makes4 servings
*PLUS Grilling Time: 10 minutes
Herbed burgers with blue cheese mayo

Andreas Trauttmansdorff


  • 1/4 cup regular or light mayonnaise

  • 2 tbsp crumbled blue cheese

  • 2 tbsp chives or green onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 small tomatoes

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme

  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper

  • 500 g ground beef

  • 4 hamburger buns, optional

  • 4 leaves of lettuce


  • Oil grill and heat barbecue to medium. In a small bowl, stir mayonnaise with blue cheese and chives. Slice tomatoes into thick rounds or in half. Brush with oil.

  • In a large bowl, whisk egg with Dijon, thyme, salt and pepper. Crumble in beef. Using a fork or your hands, gently mix. Shape into 4 burgers, each about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick. Using your thumb, make a shallow depression in centre of each.

  • Place burgers and tomatoes on grill. Barbecue, covered, until burgers are firm when pressed and well done, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Tomatoes will only need 1 to 2 minutes per side. To serve on buns, place a lettuce leaf on bottom half of bun. Add burger and a dollop of blue cheese mayo. Serve tomatoes on the side. Great with a spinach salad.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 337, Protein 24.3g, Carbohydrates 2.9g, Fat 25.4g, Fibre 0.6g, Sodium 546mg.

Beef and blue cheese is a favourite combo of our food editor Monda Rosenberg. This is one of her weekday barbecue staples.

Indoor Sizzle

No barbecue? No worries. Prepare burgers as above, then lightly coat a large frying pan with oil. Set over medium heat. Add burgers and cook, covered, 6 to 8 minutes per side. If they're browning too quickly, reduce heat. After removing burgers from pan, add tomatoes and just heat through, if you wish.