Red Leicester Burgers with Tomato and Onion Relish

These home-made burgers are made with lean minced pork, served topped with slices of melting Red Leicester cheese.

Serves 4Red Leicester Burgers with Tomato and Onion Relish

Preparation time 20 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

Calories per serving 521

Fat per serving 17.9g

Approximate cost per serving £1.70



500g (1lb 2oz) lean minced pork

1 garlic clove, crushed

4 spring onions, finely chopped

1 large carrot, grated

2 tsp mixed dried herbs

3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley or chives

1 red onion, thinly sliced

2 tomatoes, sliced

1 tbsp red or white wine vinegar

2 tsp wholegrain mustard

4 burger buns, sliced in half

A couple of handfuls of mixed salad leaves

100g (4oz) Red Leicester cheese, sliced

Salt and freshly ground black pepper



1. Mix together the mince, garlic, spring onions, carrot, dried herbs and fresh herbs. Season well, then shape into 4 burgers. Cover and chill until ready to cook.

2. To make the tomato and onion relish, put the onions, tomatoes, vinegar and mustard into a bowl. Season, toss together and leave to marinate while cooking the burgers.

3. Preheat a char-grill pan, grill or barbecue. Cook the burgers for 6-7 minutes on each side.

4. Lightly toast the burger buns on the cut sides. Top with some salad leaves, then place a burger on top of each one. Finish off with slices of Red Leicester cheese and serve with the tomato and onion relish.


Cook’s tip: For a blue cheese burger, top with slices of Stilton.