Cheese Tapioca burgers

These are what ‘fast food’ burgers should be like – ready in no time and with no nasty additives! The buns contain only a handful of ingredients and are ready in 25 minutes. Just a real weekend treat! We believe in keeping the burgers simple – just lots of herbs and spices. Feel free to experiment.

Serves 2



  • For the buns:
  • 60g Tapioca flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika powder
  • 100g grated cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Burger:
  • 250g beef mince
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • Large pinch of chilli powder (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds
  • Sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 chopped spring onion
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped chives
  • For the chips:
  • 1 large sweet potato or 2 small ones
  • To serve:
  • Large tomato
  • A Large handful of rocket
  • You can add more cheese, but the buns are already pretty cheesy.


For the buns:
Preheat the oven to 200C
Line a baking tray with baking powder
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl
Shape the mixture into 2 large patties and spread out onto the tray Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown

For the burger:
Just combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead thoroughly
Shape into 2 patties
Place into the hot oven for 15-20 minutes or until just cooked through

For the chips:
Parboil the potatoes for 5 minutes
Leave to cool down
Slice into 6-8 chips lengthways and roast with a drizzle of oil and a generous sprinkling of salt for 20-30 minutes until starting to turn golden