Feb 03, 2020At Home

The Chef’s Secret: Season Two – Texas Beef Burgers

Heading just outside Roma, Queensland, Adrian Richardson meets up with five generations of the Maranoa Beef family.

With farm-fresh, sustainable Maranoa Beef mince, Adrian sizzles up a Texas style burger with a kick to satisfy hungry cowboys and cowgirls everywhere!


Burger Patty

  • 1.5kg Maranoa Beef Mince (the fresher the better!)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coriander, finely chopped
  • ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon dark sweet soy
  • Salt and pepper

Burger Assembly

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 400g Monterey jack cheese slices or grated
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Oak leaf lettuce
  • Pickled cucumbers
  • 6 burger buns


  1. Preheat gas BBQ to a medium high heat
  2. Mix all of the burger patty ingredients, until combined
  3. Roll into 6 balls & flatten to make the patties
  4. Put a little extra virgin olive oil on the flat plate of the gas BBQ
  5. Sear the burger patties until golden brown on each side
  6. Add the grated cheese, melt on top
  7. Construct your burger