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

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!

Zurie April 21, 2012

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

Boomette October 19, 2008

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!!

Kim127 September 17, 2008