Burgers with Smoky Cheese & Sweetcorn Salsa

An easy to make burger delight! BBQ your burgers to get that lovely, smokey flavour.

If you’re looking for a burger with a difference, look no further than this tasty recipe from Waitrose.

Cook’s tip

These burgers are also great with a crispy rasher or two of Waitrose Sweetcured Mesquite Smoked Streaky Bacon. 



  • 1 corn on the cob
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 green chilli, roughly chopped
  • 1 lime, juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • 4 Heston from Waitrose Brioche Burger Buns, halved
  • 2 x 342g packs Gourmet Burger Kitchen British Beef Burgers
  • 120g Applewood Smoke Flavoured Cheddar Cheese, sliced
  • 4 tbsp dijonnaise
  • 4 leaves round lettuce
  • 1 slicing tomato, thickly sliced
  • Handful chopped coriander
  1. Heat a griddle pan or barbecue to a high heat. Rub the corn with ½ tbsp oil, then season and char on all sides for about 15 minutes. Cool slightly, then slice off the kernels and mix in a bowl with the chilli, lime, honey and red onion. Season and set aside. Briefly griddle the bun halves until charred; set aside.
  2. Brush the burgers with the remaining ½ tbsp oil and season. Barbecue or griddle on one side for 7 minutes, then flip and cook for a further 4 minutes. Top each with a slice of cheese and cook for 3 minutes more (covering with a domed pan lid will help the cheese to melt). Ensure the burgers are thoroughly cooked with no pink meat; set aside to rest for a few minutes.
  3. To build the burgers, spread 1 tbsp of dijonnaise on the bottom half of each bun. Top each with 1 lettuce leaf, 1 slice of tomato, then the burger. Stir the coriander through the salsa and spoon on top of the burgers, finishing with the bun lids.
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