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Kiev Beef Burgers

Delicious twist to beef burgers the family will love, the garlic butter hidden in the middle makes them juicy and flavourful.


  • 450g/1lb lean beef mince
  • Freshly milled black pepper
  • 1 small courgette, coarsely grated
  • For the Garlic Butter:
  • 75g/3oz salted butter, slightly softened
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped or crushed
  • 15-30ml/1-2tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley or chives

Serves 4

Difficulty Rating:**

Prep Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 35 mins


To prepare the garlic butter; in a small bowl mix together all the ingredients.

Mould the butter into a cylinder shape,the diameter of a two pence coin. Wrap in foil and freeze for up to 2 hours.

In a large bowl mix the burger ingredients together. Using slightly damp hands shape the mixture into 8x9cm/3½inch burgers.Cut the butter into 4 x 1cm/½inch thick discs. Place a disc in the centre of each burger. Position the remaining burgers on top and continue to mould into a burger shape so that the butter discs are hidden in the centre. Cover and chill for 20 minutes.

Cook the burgers on a prepared barbecue or preheated moderate grill for 6-8 minutes on each side until cooked and any meat juices run clear.

Serve the burgers in a bun or with flatbreads, a crisp green salad and a selection of relishes.


Freeze any remaining garlic butter for up to two months and use as a flavoured butter on lamb or beef steaks or joints.

Burgers Recipe from Simply Beef and Lamb

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