chunky homemade beef burger with Mediterranean flavours in a ciabatta roll with courgette chips & garlic mayo

Beef & Black Olive Burgers with Courgette Chips Recipe

30 Minutes
Serves: 2
A chunky beef burger made from minced beef and flavoured with chopped olives, crushed garlic, ground cumin, tomato paste and torn basil served in a crusty ciabatta rolls with lettuce,  fried onions and tomato sauce. The burger is served with oven baked parmesan courgette chips and garlic mayo

Recipe Ingreds


  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 90 grams bread crumbs
  • 1 courgette
  • 2 egg
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 grams parmesan or pecorino cheese
  • salt (to taste)
  • 30 grams plain flour


  • 6 black olives
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 ciabatta rolls
  • 3 sprig fresh basil
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 0.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 250 grams mince beef
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onions
  • salt (to taste)
  • 2 tsp tomato puree
  • 5 grams lettuce
  • 2 tsp tomato sauce

garlic mayo

  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise light
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp sour cream

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • add the mince beef to a bowl

Step 2

  • chop the olives
  • add to the bowl

Step 3

  • wash and tear the basil leaves
  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • add the garlic and basil to the mince meat

Step 4

  • add the cumin to the mince
  • add the tomato puree to the mince
  • season with salt and pepper
  • stir to mix the ingredients
  • take a large spoonful of the mixture and with damp hands shape the mixture into burgers
  • make a burger for each person.

Step 5

  • Cover in cling film and Place in the fridge to cool for 10 minutes
  • If you are making double freeze at this point.
  • Cover a baking tray with cling film.
  • Place the burgers on the cling film and then place another sheet of cling film over the top
  • place in the freezer
  • leave overnight
  • remove the tray from the freezer and store burgers in a simple plastic bag
  • place in the freezer

Step 6

  • set the oven to 190C 375F or gas mark 5
  • wash the courgettes chop into chip shapes

Step 7

  • place the flour on a plate
  • place the breadcrumbs on a plate
  • grate the parmesan onto the breadcrumb plate and mix the breadcrumbs and parmesan together with salt and pepper

Step 8

  • break the egg(s) into the shallow bowl and beat with a fork
  • season with salt and pepper

Step 9

  • pour half olive oil onto the baking tray and half into a cup
  • organise the breading ingredients into a row with the flour first , then the egg and finally the breadcrumbs.

Step 10

  • dip the courgette chip into the flour
  • then dip the courgette chip into egg
  • then dip the courgette chip into the breadcrumbs and parmesan coat the courgette chip fully
  • place the crumbed courgette chip onto the oiled baking tray and dab the courgette with oil from the cup using a pastry brush
  • repeat for each courgette chip.
  • place in the oven
  • bake for 10 minutes turning once part way through cooking

Step 11

  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • add the garlic to the bowl
  • add the mayo and sour cream and stir
  • set a side

Step 12

  • Remove the burgers from the fridge and place in a frying pan with half the oil
  • heat the second frying pan, chop the onions into rings and fry in the second frying pan with the remaining oil

Step 13

  • cook the burgers for about 4 mins each side
  • cook the onions till soft

Step 14

  • switch the grill on
  • and cut the ciabatta rolls in half
  • lightly toast

Step 15

  • remove courgette chips from the oven

Step 16

  • add the lettuce to the roll
  • Lay the burger on top of the ciabatta roll
  • add the cooked onions
  • top with tomato sauce

Step 17

  • serve with the parmesan chips

Step 18

  • serve the mayo on the side

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 baking tray
  • 1 baking tray
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 cling film
  • 2 frying pan
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 1 grater
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 large knife
  • 1 large knife
  • 1 pastry brush
  • 2 plate
  • 1 shallow bowl
  • 1 small bowl

About our homemade Mediterranean beef burger recipe 

These mouth watering burgers are made from minced beef mixed with some the traditional flavours of the Mediterranean, olives, garlic, cumin, tomato and basil. The burger is served in an Italian ciabatta roll with lettuce, fried onions and tomato sauce. We have paired our burger with one of our favourite chips, courgette Parmesan chips . These chips take a little time to make but are worth the effort. Courgette chips are courgettes cut into chips and coated in flour, breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan. This chips are then oven baked till they are golden and crisp. This meal is completed with an added indulgence garlic mayo. 

Make Mediterranean burgers for dinner tonight

Burgers are perfect for winter served with either our crunchy parmesan courgette chips or if you are in a hurry serve with frozen chips. In the summer cook our burgers on the barbecue and serve with a fresh summer salad and coleslaw.  

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