Beef Burger with Zucchini and Camembert

Embrace the indulgence of a Beef Burger with Zucchini and Camembert, where rustic charm meets sophisticated flair.

This burger is a connoisseur’s delight, featuring a rich, hand-shaped beef patty that intermingles with the delicate, creamy texture of Camembert and the subtle, grilled freshness of zucchini.

Encased in a toasted artisan bun, every bite envelops the senses in a decadent blend of flavors and textures—earthy beef, velvety cheese, and the garden’s crisp touch.


For the Beef Patties:

  • 1 pound (450g) ground beef (preferably a mix of chuck and brisket for flavor and juiciness)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (for grilling)

For the Grilled Zucchini:

  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced lengthwise into 1/4 inch thick strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Toppings:

  • 4 slices of Camembert cheese
  • Fresh arugula or mixed greens
  • 4 rustic burger buns, preferably brioche, halved and toasted
  • Optional: a light spread of Dijon mustard or aioli on the buns


Grilling the Zucchini:

  1. Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Brush the zucchini strips with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill the zucchini for 2-3 minutes on each side or until tender and charred. Remove and set aside.

Making the Beef Patties:

  1. Preheat your grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat.
  2. Gently mix the ground beef with salt and pepper. Avoid overworking the meat to keep it tender.
  3. Shape the meat into 4 evenly sized patties, making a small indentation in the center of each to ensure even cooking.
  4. Brush the grill with olive oil and grill the patties for about 3-4 minutes on one side. Flip the burgers, and after a minute, place a slice of Camembert cheese on each patty.
  5. Continue to grill for another 2-3 minutes for medium-rare, or until the cheese is slightly melted and the burgers are cooked to your liking.

Assembling the Burger:

  1. If desired, spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard or aioli on the cut sides of the toasted buns.
  2. Place a generous amount of fresh arugula or mixed greens on the bottom half of each bun.
  3. Top with the grilled zucchini strips.
  4. When the patties are cooked, place each cheesy beef patty on top of the zucchini.
  5. Cap with the top halves of the buns.


  • Serve these Beef Burgers with Zucchini and Camembert immediately to ensure the cheese remains temptingly gooey and the zucchini warm.


  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25-30 minutes


  • This recipe makes 4 burgers, perfect for an intimate family dinner or a small gathering of gourmand friends.


This burger is not just a dish; it’s an edible narrative of gourmet excellence. The Camembert’s luxurious melt complements the robust beef patty, while the grilled zucchini introduces a refreshing, smoky contrast. Together, they create a burger that is not just eaten, but experienced.

The toasted brioche bun adds a slight sweetness that rounds off the meal, making every bite a symphony of high-quality ingredients and simple, yet profound enjoyment.