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Brooklyn Beckham is an English model and photographer. Now he can add budding chef to his resume, having gotten really into cooking during Covid quarantine. And this is the first recipe he ever made on television! 

He named these "squish burgers" because he literally squishes the ground beef mixture into patties and then squishes down on the top roll once the burger is assembled. Rich Wagyu beef is the star here, but you can use any ground beef you like instead. To follow Brooklyn's adventures in the kitchen, check out @brooklynpeltzbeckham on Instagram, where he has more than 13 million followers. 

For more recipes from our "First Thing I Ever Made on TV" episode, check out Rachael's Shrimp with Sage and Pancetta, Ryan Scott's Chicken Piccata with Potato Gnocchi and Josh Capon's 7-Time Award-Winning Burger.


  • 1 pound Wagyu ground beef (or your favorite type)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ white onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • Pinch of flaky salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 4 pats butter (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 8 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 4 soft burger buns, split


Serves: 4


In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, egg, onion, garlic, rosemary, chili powder, salt and pepper until combined.  

Make 4 medium-sized balls and set them on a piece of parchment paper. Place 1 pat (about ½ tablespoon) of butter in the middle of each ball. Press down firmly on each ball until you have a thin patty.  

Set a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and once hot, add the patties. Cook until browned on the bottom, then as soon as you flip the patties, place the blue cheese on top and cover the skillet to trap the heat. Cook until medium-rare or your desired doneness, then transfer to a plate or cutting board. 

Grab the burger buns and toast cut-side down in the same skillet until crispy. Remove from the skillet, place a patty between each top and bottom bun and squish down on each burger.