Sunday, 18 December 2011

Recipes - Works Burger

I just love a good burger and they can be so hard to come by.  Well, burgers are everywhere but GOOD burgers can be like a needle in a haystack.  I am a huge fan of the corner store, rustic, classic, good old fashion, slapped together, juice running down your arm, messy burger. The Works is probably one of my favourites as it has a little of everything and it's my go to burger when looking at a menu.  I hope you enjoy my take on the humble burger.  

300g beef mince
1 egg
1 1/2 tbs tomato relish (I cheated and used store bought)
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
4 rashers short-cut bacon
2 pineapple rings (fresh or tinned)
1 onion, sliced
50g cheese, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
30g lettuce
smokey bbq sauce
2 burger bun
salt and pepper, to season

Step 1 - Place mince, egg, relish and bread crumbs in a bowl.  Season well with salt and pepper and use your hands to combine.  Form two patties and refrigerate for about 10 minutes to firm.
Step 2 - Heat a good what of oil in a frying pan and cook onions on medium heat until golden.
Step 3 - Heat a grill pan and cook patties for about 3-4 minutes each side.  During the last few minutes, add pineapple and bacon to pan and cook for 1-2 minutes each side.  While still in the pan, place cheese slices on patties and top with bacon and pineapple.  The heat should melt the cheese.
Step 4 - To construct, halve rolls and toast if desired.  Lay lettuce on bottom of roll and top with beetroot relish and tomato.  Carefully transfer pattie with cheese, bacon and pineapple to burger.  Drizzle with smokey bbq sauce, top with onion and close with lid of bun.  Serve immediately.

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