Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Tasty burger, either serve on a bun of your choice or as patties with mashed potatoes and the juices as a sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, whisk together egg, bread crumbs, garlic, 2 tablespoons water, herb seasoning and half each of the salt and cayenne pepper; add beef and mix well.
  2. Form into four 1/2 inch thick patties.
  3. In ovenproof frypan, heat oil over medium high heat; fry patties until bottoms are browned, about 6 minutes.
  4. Turn; cook for 2 minutes more.
  5. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix together tomatoes, green pepper, onion, parsley and remaining salt and cayenne pepper.
  6. Spoon onto patties; sprinkle with cheese.
  7. Broil 4 inches from heat until cheese begins to brown and pattties are no longer pink inside, about 4 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great patties, and thanks for a new idea for serving patties or meatballs!! This was our lunch today, and I love the topping and will use it again! Because I'm cutting carbs as much as possible, I used those huge open brown mushrooms as "buns" -- fried them in a pan, then put my rather fat patties on them. I used a little more than 1lb ground beef. It tasted great, although the mushrooms do shed liquid in the process, therefore the "sauce" on the plate in the photos! Thanks, Derf -- you posted this so long ago, you have probably forgotten this recipe!

5 5

This is so yummy. And the patties were moist. And full of flavours. Instead of adding parsley to the topping, I added dried Italian seasoning. I had seasoned dry breadcrumbs. I didn't use cayenne pepper. Instead of green pepper, I used red. The cheese was mozzarella. I didn't use the onion cause I thought it would not be cooked enough for us. The topping was delicious. Nothing was waster. Thanks Derf. Made for Alphabet chef game

5 5

Well, burgers are always a hit in my house and this one was a great find! The bread crumbs and egg give the beef patties a moister texture as well as great flavor from the herb seasoning. I went light on the cayenne because DH can be a little wimpy but I would use the whole amount next time. I was able to use some fresh tomatoes and a pepper from the garden. Loved the bruschetta topping. Sliced up some fresh mozzarella and broiled about 5 minutes till brown and melted. We did the patties themselves on foil on the grill. They stuck to the foil a little bit so I would be sure to spray the foil with some cooking spray next time. Served these on soft onion rolls with home made refrigerator pickles. Thanks for a great meal!!