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4T7 recipe_Cheesy Melt in the Middle Beef Burger

This Cheesy Melt in the Middle Beef Burger is a crowd pleaser and is one to get the family round the dinner table for. Super simple to make, and easily customised to suit the kids too.
  1. Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7. Chop the potatoes into 2cm wide wedges (no need to peel). Pop onto a large baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer. TIP: Use two baking trays if necessary. When the oven is hot, roast on the top shelf until golden, 25-35 mins. Turn halfway through.
  1. Meanwhile, cut the cheese in half widthways. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). In a large bowl, combine the sun-dried tomato paste, garlic and breadcrumbs, then add the beef mince. Season with salt and pepper and mix together with your hands. Roll into even-sized balls, then shape into 2cm burgers around a chunk of cheese, ensuring they're well sealed, 1 per person. TIP: The burgers will shrink a little during cooking. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw mince.
  1. Pop the burgers onto a lightly oiled baking tray and bake on the middle shelf of your oven until cooked through, 12-15 mins. IMPORTANT: The mince is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.
  1. While the burgers cook, chop the tomatoes into 2cm pieces. Put the balsamic glaze and olive oil for the dressing (see ingredients for amount) in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then add the tomatoes and mix to combine. Set aside for now.
  1. When the wedges and burgers are almost cooked, halve the burger buns. Pop onto a baking tray and into the oven to warm through, 2-3 mins.
  1. When everything is ready, pop the buns on your plates and spread a little mayo (see ingredients for amount) over the cut sides. Fill with a burger and a handful of pea shoots. TIP: Scoop up any escaped cheese from the baking tray and pile on top. Add the remaining pea shoots to the tomato bowl and toss to coat. Serve your melt in the middle burgers with the wedges and salad alongside. Enjoy!
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