Lockwoods’ Burger with Smokey Tomato Relish

Main courseServes 8

A fail safe favorite, the classic burger is a crowd pleaser for the BBQ season.  Try this quick and easy recipe from the awards winning Lockwoods restaurant in Ripon to give a tasty spin on an old faithful.


For the burger:

1kg of good quality Yorkshire minced beef (ideally around 30% fat)

1/2 white onion

1 tbsp beef dripping

1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper


For the Smokey Tomato Ketchup:

1.5kg tomatoes

1 onion

A small sprig of thyme and rosemary

4 cloves of garlic

2 good pinches smoked paprika

1 tbsp tomato puree



  1. For the burgers: sweat the onions in beef dripping until translucent, then allow to cool.
  2. Mix with the beef mince & add salt & pepper.
  3. Test a small piece in a pan to test seasoning before separating into 8 balls and flattening ready for grill.
  4. When ready warm up the grill or BBQ and cook to desired level.
  5. For the ketchup: place all ingredients on a tray and place in an oven at 180C for 30 mins or until tomatoes are soft
  6. Meanwhile mix together 100ml white wine vinegar, 100ml Balsamic and 100g Caster Sugar in a pan and bring to boil until the volume is reduced by half.
  7. Combine with the roasted ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth.
  8. Pour into a pretty serving dish ready to spread on your burger.