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Homemade Chili Burgers To Throw On The Grill


It’s getting towards the end of July and if you haven’t yet eaten any barbequed hamburgers, then you’re crazy. Summer is prime time for burgers on the grill, for any and all occasions. You say you don’t have a barbeque? Well then force yourself over to a friend’s place to use theirs. You say you don’t have any friends that have barbeques? Well then you better start hopping backyard fences and find one. Although, maybe don’t say you got that last suggestion from me…

In any case, it’s easy enough to go to the grocery store and pick up a box of frozen burger patties to toss on the grill. A lot of the time they’re not even half bad. But why not stay in the summer spirit and craft your own burgers from scratch? It’s really not that hard – just grab some ground beef and you’re off to the races – and it always works out to be tastier in the end anyway. You can also experiment with different spices and ingredients to vary things up a bit. But for starters, take a look at this chili-flavoured homemade burger recipe. Then invite all your friends over and serve them for your own summer backyard party (which may have to take place in someone else’s backyard…)


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 500 g lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 12 cream crackers, crushed to fine crumbs
  • 2 tsp chili paste
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp HP sauce
  • 2 tbsp flour


  1. Heat oil in frying pan and fry onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef. onion, egg, crackers, chili, garlic, ketchup, and HP sauce. Mix well.
  3. Divide mixture into 6. Roll into balls and then flatten each into a burger shape.
  4. Put flour on a plate and put burgers down on it on both sides to cover.
  5. Throw them on the grill or wrap in saran wrap and put in the fridge for later cooking.

Thanks to BBC Good Food for this recipe and Sobeys for their fantastic imagery.

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