Burger with blue cheese


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Appears in

Old Food

Old Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 1998

  • About

The burger as we know it first appeared on the menu of New York’s famous Delmonico’s restaurant in 1934. In spite of its sorry image, it is a legitimate, honest meal that should be brought back into the fold of good home cooking as soon as possible. The beetroot is optional (mandatory for Australians).


  • 1 tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 red peppers (capsicum


Heat olive oil and cook onion until it softens, then set aside. Bake peppers in moderate oven for 30 minutes until they darken. Let cool, and peel off skins. Cut in half lengthwise, discard seeds, and trim into 4 pieces. Slice trimmings into strips and set aside.

Soak white bread in milk, and squeeze dry and finely chop. Mix minced beef, bread, herbs, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Ad