The Crave Curbing Goat Cheese Burger

This burger was inspired by an internet friend of mine. They recently shared a picture of them eating a big mac at Macdonalds on their instagram. I had been having burger cravings for quite some time. When I saw the picture, I thought to myself–That’s it! I will make it myself. I generally prefer to make my own burgers being that, I can easily control what I put in it. With my allergies, I do not like to take chances. I hardly eat meat these days but when I do, I make it worth my while. For vegans or vegetarians you can add substitutes to the meat/cheese.

The Crave Curbing Goat Cheese Burger

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Serves: 2-4 Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes


  • 2 cucumbers (optionals)
  • 250 g of mushrooms
  • 500 g of mince meat (optional)
  • 2 onions
  • 0.5 cloves of garlic
  • 250 g of goat cheese (optional)
  • 100 g of smoked duck / bacon (optional)
  • Burger bread
  • 0.5 tbsp of salt
  • 100 ml of vinegar



Add the vinegar into a deep bowl with 2 tsp of salt


Slice the cucumber and place them in the bowl to pickle them


Crush the garlic


Add the rest of the salt and crushed garlic in to the meat and mix it


Shape the meat to make the patties


Slice the onions and mushrooms and sauté them separately


Fry the smoked/ bacon


Grill or fry the meat patties


Slice the cheese


Toast the burger bread


Add condiments of your choice to the bread and add the cheese where you like and start layering your burger.


You can also add the pickles to the burgers at this point.


You can have it with french fries or a salad. Instead of using smoked duck you can add bacon instead. Instead of mayonnaise I put hummus, dijon mustard and sweet chilli sauce. This burger would go well with reds merlot, pinot noir, red zinfandel, beaujolais or a valpolicella. A good chardonnay would also go well with the burger or a dry rosé. If you are a fan of beer a malt beer will do.






Goat Cheese and Duck Burger

Goat Cheese and Duck Burger

The burger was delicious, I do not think I will crave a meaty burger anytime soon. This burger pairs well with red wines. I would recommend that you try this with a merlot, pinot noir, red zinfandel, beaujolais or a valpolicella. A good chardonnay or a dry rosé would do too. If you like beer you can try it with a malt beer.

I put hummus instead of mayonnaise and loads of dijon mustard. I love dijon mustard. Mustard in general. I wanted to make my own ketchup but was feeling impatient and hangry that day. You can have this burger with a salad or pair it with fries or have both.

If you have been wondering how to make a burger, hope this convinces you that it is–simple.

Bon Appetite!


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