• For the Chilli Cheese Burgers

  • 1/2 cup Kerrygold Mature Cheddar, grated
  • 2 jalapeno chilli peppers, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 8 pack of premade free range beef burger patties, or 500g of free range beef mince
  • 2 tsp mexican spice mix, optional
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Extras

  • 4 burger buns of your choice
  • Pre-made or homemade guacamole
  • Sour cream, optional
  • 3-4 large carrots, shredded


Recipe by: Vanessa Vermaak (@my_homemade_kitchen_za)

For the Chilli Cheese Burgers

1. Grate the Kerrygold Mature Cheddar, chop the chillies, mix to combine and set aside.

2. Lay 4 burger patties out on a board and season with Mexican Spice Mix, salt and pepper.

3. If making your patties from scratch, mix the mince, 1 egg, half a cup of breadcrumbs, the spices and salt and pepper, then form into 8 thin patties.

4. Place a heap/mound of the cheese and chilli mixture in the centre of each of the 4 patties.

5. Place the reserved 4 patties on top and squeeze them together in a lined burger press or by hand, ensuring that the sides are sealed well.

6. Cook on a lightly oiled pan on medium-high for 4 – 5 minutes per side.

For the Assembly

1. For the crispy carrots, place the shredded carrots on a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Cook in your air fryer until crispy. Alternatively, fry in a saucepan of vegetable oil until they start turning golden and crispy. Remove and spread out onto a paper towel to drain any excess oil.

2. Slice the buns in half. Use as-is or toast them in the oven, cut sides up, for 8 minutes at 180°C.

3. Prepare your guacamole if using homemade, by mashing 1 – 2 avocados, season with salt, pepper, chilli flakes (optional) and a squeeze of lemon or lime juice.

4. Once toasted, spread the cut sides of the buns with Kerrygold Butter Spread then assemble your burgers.

5. Place a spoonful of guacamole onto the bottom bun, then place the burger patty on top. Add a dollop of sour cream on top of the patty, then top with a handful of crispy carrots.

6. Place the top of the bun on the burger and serve

Serving Suggestion: Serve on toasted burger buns with homemade guacamole, a dollop of sour cream and crispy shredded carrots

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