Miso Burgers

Goats cheese miso burger

Every now and then I feel like a burger. I don’t want to go to a burger joint, I want to make one, just the way I like it.

A burger is one of those things that can be quite revolting when wrong and utter bliss when done right. Then what is right is of course down to taste. I like mine with fresh herbs, salt and pepper mixed with the meat, then a little bit more salt just before adding the burger to a hot pan. I want the meat just cooked through, still a bit pink and juicy.

I went to the Black Pig Butchers and got beef mince, it all starts with good mince meat.


We took the dogs for a walk before dinner. The weather the last few days has been beautiful, filled with sunshine and as the sun was setting it cast long shadows on the beach. We looked so incredibly distorted I just had to take a photo!


shadows on the beach


Whilst walking I was thinking about my upcoming burger and how I could infuse it with even more flavor. In the end it dawned on me, I needed to add miso to enhance the flavor.


Herbed Miso Burger 

preparation time 10 minutes

cooking time 6-8 minutes

serves 2


  • 400 gr or 14 oz beef mince
  • 1 heaped tsp white miso paste
  • 1 dl or 1/2 cup chopped herbs, I used a mix of coriander and tarragon
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • a good pinch of sea salt
  • a good pinch of pepper
  • cheese for topping, I used goats cheese and cheddar
  • vegetable oil and butter for pan frying

Mix the beef mince, miso paste, herbs, salt and pepper in a bowl.


miso burger ingredients


I did two patties, one with 100 gr or 3.5 oz and one with 300 gr or 10.5 oz, according to appetite.

I pressed the burgers in my burger press whilst heating oil and butter in a frying pan.

Place the burger in the pan when the oil and butter just browned. Pan fry two minutes on each side to start with. Pan fry another minute for the small burger before flipping over and adding the cheese. Turn the heat down and place a lid on the pan.

Pan fry the larger burger two more minutes on each side before adding the cheddar. Turn the heat down and add the lid.

Add some cherry tomatoes and let cook until the cheese is melted.


Goats cheese miso burger


The goats cheese burger is mine and M ordered a cheddar cheese burger.


Miso burgers with cheese and cherry tomatoes


I didn’t use burgers buns but served them with onion, salted cucumber and a big salad to make the meal lighter.

The miso made the burgers taste amazing. The flavor really stood out and I will add miso to my burgers every time from now on and I can’t wait for the barbecue season.








14 Responses to “Miso Burgers”
  1. Monika says:

    I’ve posted a miso recipe today too! These burgers look great, I love the idea of using miso in this recipe.

  2. these sound delish, and I am perfectly happy without a bun.

  3. mistimaan says:

    Loved the recipe

  4. Great to see such delicious burgers without the buns to hide them Petra and after ten years in Australia I’d forgetting how long those shadows in the UK could be!

    • petra08 says:

      hi Laura
      There is only one place I would eat burger buns, they are mainly just too filling I find it. Glad you like the burger, the miso was amazing with the beef 🙂

  5. skd says:

    That’s one big delicious looking burger. I don’t like bread on it too. Nice recipe Petra👌😊

    • petra08 says:

      Thank you! It was quite a large burger! I felt it was ok when eating it with a salad and the beef mince from the butcher is so good! It makes all the difference 🙂

  6. That sounds delicious! 😀

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