Ultimate umami burger

Ultimate umami burger

These ultimate umami burgers are immense, make sure you cook them up for your family or friends. This recipe was created by tv chef Dean Edwards

Rated: 3.6/5 (5 Ratings)
  • Serves4
  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Additional Time30 mins chilling
  • Cooking Time1 hour

Nutrition per serving

  • Energy617 Kcals
  • Sugars7.7g
  • Fat29.4g
  • Saturated Fat11.6g
  • Salt3.9g


  • 500g lean steak mince
  • 2 shallots finely diced
  • 2 tbs Kikkoman Soy Sauce
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 20g parmesan cheese, grated
  • black pepper
  • 6 ripe plum tomatoes, halved
  • 20ml olive oil
  • 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbs Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 60g aged cheddar cheese,grated
  • 4 burger buns, toasted
  • watercress
  • 2 gherkins, sliced


Combine the mince, shallot, Kikkoman Soy Sauce, egg yolk, and parmesan cheese, in a bowl along with a twist of black pepper, divide the mixture into four patties then chill in the fridge for 30 mins.

Preheat the oven to 150°c fan then drizzle the tomato halves with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Kikkoman Soy Sauce and sugar and roast for 1 hour.

Preheat a griddle pan or bbq, brush the burgers with a little oil then cook for around 5-6 mins per side, add grated cheddar on top of each and cook for a couple more minutes then transfer the burgers onto the toasted buns along with some watercress. Top the burgers with the slow roasted tomatoes and gherkins then finish with the top part of the bun.

This recipe is rich in Umami. Do you want to know more about the 5th taste sensation? Check out our What is Umami guide

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