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Innovative, light, messy. Lovely! Serve with lots of hot towels to clean faces and fingers!

Braai Burgers


  • Patties
  • 900 g lean steak mince
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 15 ml spicy French mustard
  • 15 ml hot English mustard
  • 15 ml garlic & herb seasoning salt
  • 5 ml freshly-milled black pepper
  • 125 ml garlic & herb salad dressing
  • 125 ml spare rib marinade
  • Salad
  • 1 iceberg lettuce, torn
  • 30 g basil, shredded
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 175 g herb feta cheese, drained and diced
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, slivered (or to taste)
  • 180 ml Greek salad dressing
  • freshly-milled black pepper
  • for garnish: whole basil leaves
  • To serve
  • 6 seeded rolls / wholewheat pita breads, toasted
  • 1000 islands salad dressing


First make the patties by lightly combining all the relevant ingredients, except the last two. Shape into 6 patties, each about 2 cm thick and 10 cm in diameter. Combine the dressing and marinade and set aside until required.

For the salad, place the lettuce, shredded basil, tomatoes, onion, cucumber, feta and garlic in a salad bowl and chill until required.

Just before serving, grill the patties over hot coals, under the oven grill or in a griddle pan for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until cooked to your liking, basting regularly with the dressing mixture.

To complete the salad, pour the salad dressing over the salad, season to taste with the pepper, toss lightly and garnish.

To serve, place a generous portion of salad onto each roll or into each pita, add a patty and pass around the 1000 Islands dressing.

Serves 6.