Kiev Beef Burgers Kiev Beef Burgers

Kiev Beef Burgers

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

prep time
15 mins

cook time
20 minutes

4 people


  • 450g lean beef mince
  • Freshly milled black pepper
  • 1 small courgette, coarsely grated
  • For the Garlic Butter:

  • 75g salted butter, slightly softened
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped or crushed
  • 1-2 tablespoons freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley or chives


  1. To prepare the garlic butter; in a small bowl mix together all the ingredients.
  2. Mould the butter into a cylinder shape, the diameter of a two pence coin. Wrap in foil and freeze for up to 2 hours.
  3. In a large bowl mix the burger ingredients together. Using slightly damp hands shape the mixture into 8 x 9cm burgers. Cut the butter into 4 x 1cm thick discs. Place a disc in the centre of each burger.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.