Melting Middle CheeseBurgers & Paprika Sweet Potato Fries

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s Bbq season! And every good barbecue needs a perfect burger recipe! And this burger recipe is no ordinary one. This one has an amazing melting cheesy middle which is literally heaven on a plate! Pair them with these paprika spiced fries and this dish is such a summer winner.
I’ve always been a lover of burgers but dread to think about what is in so many store bought burgers. If you can get your burger from a butchers then I’m sure they are delicious and don’t have many nasties in them, but do they have a glorious puddle of cheese inside them? These are also literally the easiest burgers in the world to make and only have 4 ingredients (5 if you like a kick to your burgers).

In addition to this have I ever mentioned how much I love sweet potatoes? Anyway shape of form I can cook these orange superfood I will do it! This fries are soft in the middle, crispy on the outside and down right delicious. The added paprika is perfect for a summer barbecue as well.

This healthy burger and chips recipe is so much better for you then the McDonalds kind but is still amazingly indulgent! Their also sugar-free, gluten-free, additive-free, but certainly not taste-free! If your trying to make it even healthier (or if your low carb or gluten free) why not eating your burger in lettuce wraps? Add some avocado, cucumber and tomato and your cheesy treat still comes with a few of your five a day? However you choose to pimp your burger, these are the perfect place to start. BBQ them or cook them in a pan and they are equally delicious!

Happy Barbecuing!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMelting Middle Cheeseburgers and Paprika Sweet Potato Fries

Serves: 2           Time: 40 minutes        Difficulty: Easy



  • 250g Extra Lean Beef Mince
  • ½ Red Onion (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 ½ Tsp of Mixed Herbs
  • 20g of Cheese (Cut into 2 x 10g Cubes)*
  • ½ – ¾ Red Chilli (Optional but recommended)


  • 2 Small Sweet Potatoes (Cut into 1cm wide fries)
  • 1 Tbsp Of Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 1 Tsp of Paprika
  • 1 Heaped Tsp of Arrowroot Powder (Optional but recommended for crispiness)**
  • Large Pinch of Sea Salt


  1. Combine the mince, red onion, mixed herbs and chilli (if using) in a bowl.
  2. Split the mixture into two patties. Flatten each one into a disk and place the cheese in the middle. Fold the sides of the meat over the top of the cheese so it is fully encased and burger shaped.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 210°C.
  4. Boil the sweet potato in a pan until nearly soft (a fork should just start to go through them; around 5-7 minutes).
  5. Combine the oil, paprika, salt and arrowroot powder in a bowl and coat the softened sweet potato fries in the mixture.
  6. Spread out on a wire rack and place in the oven for 20 minutes until they’re crispy.
  7. If using a deep bottomed pan to cook the burgers, start heating it once the fries have gone in.
  8. Cook the burger for 6 minutes on each side on a medium to low heat. This may take slightly longer on a BBQ depending on the type of BBQ you have.
  9. As soon as the burgers are browned on the outside and cooked all the way through, serve with the chips and any additional extras.

*Cheddar used in the pictures but Monterey Jack works well too.

** Cornflour also works well.



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