Monday, January 26, 2009

Meat lovers burger

A must-have on Australia Day, this burger has all the Aussie essentials - cheddar, onion, beetroot and tomato sauce. Happy Australia Day!

Preparation Time 30 - 60 minutes
Cooking Time 25 minutes
Makes 1

* 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
* 2 tsp olive oil
* 1 hamburger bun, split
* 2 slices cheddar
* 1 small ripe tomato, thickly sliced
* Tomato sauce
* 1 butter lettuce leaf, washed, dried
* 2 slices canned beetroot, drained
Beef patty
* 125g beef mince
* 1/2 small red onion, coarsely grated
* 1 1/2 tbs fresh breadcrumbs (made from day-old bread)
* 1 egg white, lightly whisked
* 1 tbs chopped fresh continental parsley
* 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
* 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard

1. To make the beef patty, place the mince, onion, breadcrumbs, egg white, parsley, Worcestershire sauce and mustard in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix until well combined.
2. Shape the mince mixture into a 2cm-thick, 10cm-diameter patty. Place on a plate. Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
3. Place the onion and half the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes or until light golden and tender.
4. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in small non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the beef patty and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 4 minutes each side or until just cooked through.
5. Preheat grill on high. Place the bun, cut-side up, on a baking tray and cook under grill for 2 minutes or until toasted.
6. Remove the bun from the tray. Place the beef patty on the tray and top with the cheddar. Cook under grill for 2-3 minutes or until the cheddar melts. Place the bun base on a serving plate. Top with tomato, beef patty, tomato sauce, lettuce, beetroot and onion. Top with the remaining bun. Serve immediately.

Notes & tips
* Freezing tip: At the end of step 2, place the patty or patties between sheets of plastic wrap and place in an airtight container. Label, date and freeze for up to 3 months.
* Time plan tip: Prepare to end of step 3 up to 1 day ahead. Store the onion in an airtight container in the fridge. Twenty minutes before serving, reheat the onion in a small saucepan over low heat and continue from step 4.
* Burger-night tip: To make extra burgers, simply multiply the quantity of each ingredient by the number of burgers you want, then follow the steps above.

Australian Good Taste - Page 63
Recipe by Anneka Manning


Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails


Blog Archive


Recipe Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory blog search directory Food & Drink Business Directory - BTS Local Food & Drink blogs Chefs Blogs Listed in LS Blogs the Blog Directory and Blog Search Engine Powered by  MyPagerank.Net Msn bot last visit powered by MyPagerank.Net Yahoo bot last visit powered by Add to Technorati Favorites