Corned Beef and Pickled Cucumber Burger

Embark on a culinary adventure with the Corned Beef and Pickled Cucumber Burger—a gourmet masterpiece that harmoniously blends the robust flavors of brined beef with the tangy crunch of pickled cucumbers.

Every bite promises a burst of umami, enhanced by the thoughtful balance of textures and flavors, creating a dining experience that is truly unforgettable.


For the Corned Beef:

  • 500g corned beef brisket, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

For the Pickled Cucumbers:

  • 2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed

Additional Ingredients:

  • 4 artisan burger buns, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Fresh red onion slices
  • Fresh lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese


Preparing the Corned Beef:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the corned beef slices, sprinkling them with black pepper and ground coriander.
  3. Sauté for 3-4 minutes on each side or until they are nicely caramelized and heated through.
  4. Set aside, keeping them warm.

Making the Pickled Cucumbers:

  1. In a saucepan, combine the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, mustard seeds, peppercorns, and garlic.
  2. Bring to a boil, ensuring the sugar and salt are completely dissolved.
  3. Place the sliced cucumbers in a jar and pour the hot pickling liquid over them.
  4. Allow to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.

Assembling the Burger:

  1. Spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard on the bottom half of each toasted burger bun.
  2. Layer on fresh lettuce leaves, followed by slices of corned beef.
  3. Add a generous helping of pickled cucumbers, ensuring even distribution.
  4. Top with slices of Swiss cheese and fresh red onion.
  5. Cap off with the top half of the burger bun.


  • Serve immediately with a side of crispy potato wedges or a light garden salad.


  • Preparation time: 20 minutes (plus pickling time)
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes


  • 4 delightful burgers


The Corned Beef and Pickled Cucumber Burger is a testament to the beauty of balance in gastronomy. The savory, brined flavors of the corned beef find a perfect counterpart in the zesty, crunch of the homemade pickled cucumbers.

Each element plays its role to perfection, from the mustard’s sharpness to the Swiss cheese’s mellow creaminess, and the fresh onions’ zing. The artisan buns, toasted to golden perfection, hold everything together, providing a soft yet sturdy base for the towering ingredients.

This is not just a burger; it’s a gourmet experience, inviting you to savor the moment, bite by glorious bite. Enjoy the rich, layered flavors, and let this burger take you on a journey of culinary delight.