{Recipe} The Common Man burger

As you can see, the Common Man burger is no common burger at all, it’s a leaning tower of extreme deliciousness guaranteed to satisfy. Here’s how to make it.


4 hamburger buns (Common Man use brioche from Noisette in Port Melbourne )
100g tasty cheese, shredded
1 large ripe tomato
Small tin of sliced beetroot
Iceberg lettuce (but any type would do)
4 eggs
4 rashers bacon
BBQ sauce

To make the burgers

750 g Wagyu mince
1 brown onion finely diced
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Salt and pepper to season


  1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Pre heat fry pan to medium heat
  3. Place mince in a mixing bowl with the Dijon, garlic, salt and pepper then finely dice the onion.
  4. Add onion to the mix and mix well with your hands, mould the burgers into 4 even balls – they should equate to about 200g each. Gently mould and flatten out to about 15mm thick.
  5. Oil hot pan and place burgers in, if the pan’s too small add two then cook other two later.
  6. Cook for about 4 mins each side – be careful not to burn them.
  7. While burgers are frying, slice hamburger buns open and place cheese on the top side – put on an oven tray and in the oven for about 4 minutes.
  8. Slice tomato and lettuce, open tin of beetroot and drain the liquid.
  9. Once all burgers have been fried, put on a tray and sprinkle a little bit of cheese on top. Bake for about 5 minutes.
  10. With oil in the pan, then fry 4 eggs and 4 rashers bacon. (Alternatively, put bacon on another oven tray and bake for at least 12 mins.)


Burger construction

  1. Open up the buns, put condiments on the bottom (we use BBQ sauce, but relish, avocado, aioli also work).
  2. Start with a generous layer of lettuce, add a slice of tomato (season the tomato at this point) and a slice of beetroot, now for the juicy burger then the egg and finally the bacon.
  3. Finish with the lid. You may need a skewer to hold it all together and maintain that wow factor.


Serve with a few chips or wedges on the side.

The Common Man burger


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