Wagyu Beef Burger with Pickled Vegetables

Serves 4

This is classic café fare, the Bitton version of the humble hamburger. The must-have ingredient for this dish is the pickled vegetables, they really shine with the sharp flavour balanced against the rich taste of the wagyu. It is always a sell-out on the menu.


4 x wagyu beef burgers (available from

good butchers)

100 g button mushrooms, sliced thinly

8 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

3 tablespoons Bitton Lemon Dressing

or French vinaigrette

4 x Turkish rolls

4 tablespoons good quality egg mayonnaise

4 tablespoons pickled vegetables of your choice


Preheat oven to 220°C (428°F).

Place a non-stick frying pan over high heat and smear the surface with

vegetable oil. Sear the beef burgers on both sides until brown. Remove

from pan and place on a lined baking tray and cook in the oven for about

3 minutes or until cooked through.

In a small bowl, place the sliced mushrooms and tomatoes and toss with

Bitton Lemon Dressing or French vinaigrette.

Cut the Turkish rolls in half and spread each half with mayonnaise.

Add 1 tablespoon of pickled vegetables. Top with beef burger and salad

and place the top of the roll. Place each burger on a serving plate alongside

a green salad.