Homemade gourmet burgers

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Recipe from: 12 August 2015
Preparation time: 25 min
Cooking time: 50 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • PURE BEEF PATTIES:
  • 500
    g
    grass-fed beef mince
  • 3/4
    tsp
    salt
  • 1
    Tbs
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1
    tsp
    Dijon mustard
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • SMOKY TOMATO SAUCE:
  • 1
    Tbs
    olive oil
  • 1
    medium sized onion, diced
  • 1
    garlic clove, bruised
  • 1
    tsp
    grated ginger
  • 1
    Tbs
    tomato paste
  • 1/2
    tsp
    Dijon mustard
  • 1/2
    tsp
    garam masala
  • 1/2
    tsp
    paprika
  • 1/2
    tsp
    dried red chilli flakes
  • 1/2
    tsp
    salt
  • pinch mixed spice
  • 1
    Tbs
    brown sugar
  • 20
    ml
    red wine vinegar
  • 400
    g
    tin whole tomatoes, mulched
  • FOR THE BURGERS:
  • 4
    hamburger buns
  • cos lettuce
  • 4
    brown mushroom steaks, grilled in a pan until tender
  • 4
    strips smoked bacon, grilled or pan fried
  • baby spinach leaves (optional)
  • cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • cheddar, mozzarella or blue cheese, sliced
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 

Pure beef patties:
Place all the ingredients for the patties in a bowl, mix lightly together with a fork and shape into 4 x 125g patties. Brush with olive oil and refrigerate for 15 minutes to firm up.  

Heat the pan until hot. Fry the patties for about 4 minutes per each side or according to your liking. Do not press down on the patty while grilling. This will extract all the juices and result in dry meat.

Smoky tomato sauce:
Heat the olive oil in saucepan and sauté the onion until sot. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the ginger, tomato paste, Dijon mustard and all the remaining spices. Dry toast for 2 minutes before adding the sugar, vinegar and tomatoes. Simmer for 20-25 minutes. Transfer the sauce to a processor and blitz until smooth. Pour into a sterilized glass jar or bottle. Store in the refrigerator once opened.

To assemble:
Cut the buns in half, brush with olive oil or butter and grill in a pan until lightly toasted. Layer up, starting with a bed of lettuce and baby spinach. Follow with several slices of cheese, tomatoes, mushroom steaks, bacon and finally the beef patty. Finish with a generous spoonful of spicy tomato sauce. Top with burger lids, roll up your sleeves and tuck in!

Recipe reprinted with permission of Dianne Bibby. To see more recipes, please click here.

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