New York deli burger

New York deli burger

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Just look at those lovely layers. It's all about steak mince, pastrami, emmental, sauerkraut and spicy horseradish sauce for this beast of a burger



  • steak mince 300g
  • garlic salt 2 tsp
  • mild chilli powder 1 tsp
  • oil for frying
  • emmental 4 slices
  • pastrami 8 slices
  • burger buns 4, toasted
  • sauerkraut 4 tbsp
  • dill pickles


  • mayonnaise 4 tbsp
  • horseradish sauce 1½ tbsp
  • tomato ketchup 2 tbsp
  • Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp
  • echalion (banana) shallot 1, finely chopped


  • Step 1

    Mix together all the dressing ingredients and season.

  • Step 2

    Mix together the mince, garlic salt, chilli powder and lots of black pepper. Divide into four balls then use clean hands to squish down into very flat patties. Don’t worry about getting perfect round edges as the craggy bits will get nice and crisp.

  • Step 3

    Rub a little oil on all of the burgers and season. Heat a large heavy frying pan until hot then fry the burgers for 2 minutes on each side. Add a slice of cheese and a couple of slices of pastrami to each burger then cover the pan to let the cheese melt and the pastrami warm through (use a baking tray if you don’t have a lid).

  • Step 4

    To assemble, spread dressing generously on both sides of the buns. Add a spoonful of sauerkraut to the bottoms, followed by the burger, cheese, pastrami and some dill pickles. Stick on the tops and eat.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 714
  • Fat 42.7g
  • Saturates 9.1g
  • Carbs 44.9g
  • Sugars 6.6g
  • Fibre 3.1g
  • Protein 36g
  • Salt 4.5g