Burgers with a Spicy Maple Sauce

Beef / Mains

Burgers with spicy maple sauce (1) (1)
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4 portions
Metric Imperial


For the patties:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tsp Montréal steak seasoning

For the maple sauce:

  • ¼ cup Greek yoghurt
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich flavour)
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • ½ tsp harissa sauce
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika

For the burgers:

  • 4 burger buns
  • 4 slices of smoked gouda or your choice of cheese
  • A few thin slices of red onion
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Lettuce leaves, to garnish


To make the patties:

  1. Combine all patty ingredients in a bowl and shape into four 2cm (¾ inch) thick patties.
  2. Grill on the barbecue over medium-high heat for 10 – 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 71°C (160°F). Turn twice during cooking.

To make the sauce:

  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl. Set aside in the fridge.


  1. With 2 minutes until the patties are cooked, put the buns on the grill and keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.
  2. Spoon sauce onto the bottom halves of the buns, place a beef patty on each and top with cheese, onion, lettuce and tomato.

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