Spiced beef burger with pineapple salsa

SERVES: 4 TIME TO MAKE: Less than 1.5 hours

A glam version of a classic local favourite.




  • 5 ml coriander or basil leaves, seeds
  • 5 ml cumin seeds
  • 3 ml PnP chillies, dried flakes
  • 3 ml sea salt
  • 1 clove PnP garlic clove
  • 500 grams PnP lean beef mince
  • 15 ml PnP Finest extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 PnP tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 PnP red onion, sliced
  • 1 PnP lettuce


  • 125 ml pineapples, peeled and diced
  • 15 ml coriander or basil leaves,¬†chopped
  • 3 ml white balsamic vinegar, or white¬†vinegar


  • Toast spices in a hot pan until fragrant
  • Place in a mortar and pestle with chilli, salt and garlic
  • Grind until a coarse paste forms
  • Mix spice mixture and mince together and roll into four balls
  • Gently flatten into patties
  • Lightly rub with oil and braai until cooked to your liking
  • Halve rolls and top one half with tomato, onion and lettuce
  • Mix salsa ingredients together
  • Top each roll with a patty and serve with a dollop of salsa

Good ideas

  • Use chicken, ostrichor lamb mince inplace of beef
  • Cook in a griddle or frying pan if you prefer