Mirch Masala Burgers with SpiceVine.


You could make this delicious Indian burger in minutes thanks to SpiceVine’s delicious marinades.

There’s no denying that burgers are one of the easiest and tastiest meals that you could make and eat. In the past burgers may have been seen as “junk food”, but I genuinely think that’s a thing of the past. The recent #BurgerPorn craze that swept Sydney by storm from about 2012-2015 saw a wave of gourmet burger chains popping up all over our city, as well as burger festivals like the annual Burgerpalooza festival by Hashtag Burgers.

Looking through my archives I’ve got some great vegetarian burger recipes like my Chickpea Burgers with Cucumber and Avocado or The Ultimate Tofu Schnitzel Burger for a healthier take on the classics. I’ve also been super keen make a burger that reflects my own Indian heritage, and thanks to my friends at SpiceVine, I can share with you a delicious and easy spicy beef burger recipe with you!

SpiceVine marinades are a harmonious blend of fresh herbs and quality spices prepared to maintain their natural, vibrant flavours with minimal processing and no additives – thank goodness! Made in Sydney’s North-Shore, the multiple award-winning SpiceVine range includes marinades, stir-fry pastes, simmer sauces and relishes. Since being gifted with a selection of Spice Vine marinades a few weeks ago, I’ve really enjoyed being able to add a squeeze of flavour to my burgers, bbq’s and more! The Mirch Masala blend used in this recipe is a modern take on Harissa and is a fiery blend of dry red chillies, vinegar and roasted spices that’s perfect for these burgers. It actually reminds me a little of the masala blend used in some of the Goan dishes Mum makes. Order yours today via the link here.

Scroll down for my super easy Mirch Masala Burger recipe below.

Delicious SpiceVine Mirch Masala.
Love that bright red colour.
Mirch Masala Burgers with SpiceVine
Prep time 15 mins | Cooking time 20 mins | Serves 4
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1/2 pouch SpiceVine Mirch Masala marinade
  • 150g rocket and baby spinach salad mix
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 large red onion, finely sliced into rings
  • Cucumber raita (see recipe here)
  • 4 brioche burger buns, split and toasted (I used La Fournee Doree Brioche Burger Rolls)

Combine the beef mince with the SpiceVine Mirch Masala marinade using clean hands. Divide the mixture into 4 and form into burgers by making a large ball shape, then flattening into a disk using your palms.

Heat a frying pan over a medium heat until it starts to smoke. This will ensure that the burgers form a nice crust on the outside – be sure to use your kitchen’s ventilation fan, or you could event use a barbecue. Add the patties, two at a time, and cook for 3-4 minutes until they form a golden crust. Flip with a spatula and cook on the other side. Do the same for the remaining patties.

To assemble the burgers place the brioche bases onto a serving plate and top with a burger, sliced tomato, onion and the spinach and rocket salad. Finally, dollop the raita onto the salad mix and top with the burger lids.


My other adventures with SpiceVine.

I’ve had so much fun with SpiceVine that I even made some more delicious meals using some of their other marinades, just like these chicken drumsticks with SpiceVine‘s Chilli-Lime Smash, and lamb chops with Spice Medley Marinade – this one has a delicious nutty flavour thanks to the ground lentils in the mix.


SpiceVine‘s Chilli-Lime Smash.
Chilli-Lime Smash Drumsticks.



SpiceVine‘s Spice Medley.



Happy Cooking and Keep Smiling,


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*Note: Brendon The Smiling Chef was gifted with a selection of SpiceVine marinades for this post. All words, thoughts and opinions are my own.



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