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Hot Mexican burger

Recipe from: 5 August 2013
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Ingredients 19
Servings 4
Time 00:20


  • Corn “bun”:
  • 660
  • 2
    mielies - corn on the cob sliced off
  • 2.5
  • 180
    maize meal
  • 1.5
  • Basting:
  • 1/2
    Drostdy-Hof Pinotage
  • 1/2
    PnP Hot Chutney
  • Burger patty:
  • 400
    Ostrich sausage - remove the sausage meat from its casing
  • 2
  • 1
    chilli flakes
  • zest of 2 limes
  • 50
    green beans
  • 2
    ripe avocados - crushed
  • juice of ½ lime
  • 1
    chilli flakes
  • 1/2


Corn bun:
Bring the water, corn and salt to the boil.

Add the maize meal and mix well. Turn the heat down and allow it to simmer for 30 minutes.

Add the butter and mix through. Taste for seasoning.

Lightly oil a 20 cm x 20 cm dish with some olive oil. Scrape the porridge into the dish and flatten with spoon. Set aside to firm-up (about 45 min will do).

Cut 4 circles out of the porridge to use as your bun. Set aside.

When the corn patties are ready to use, heat them on the fire.


Pour the wine and chutney into a small pot and simmer for 10 minutes. Set aside.


Cook the green beans for 10 min and slice thinly.

Mix with avocado, lime, chilli and salt. Taste for seasoning.

Ostrich burger patty:

Mix the sausage meat, paprika, chilli and zest together.

Making sure you mix this well. Shape to form 4 x 100g patties.

Place the meat patties on the fire and braai for +-10 minutes (see tips for braaiing below).

Baste with basting sauce every time you turn around.

To assemble:
Place the corn bun onto a plate or serving dish, add the patty and then add a dollop or two of guacamole. Sprinkle with chilli flakes and a few green beans.

Tips for braaiing burgers over the coals

You need hot coals.

The grid must be positioned about 10cm above the coals.

Lightly oil your burger patties on both sides before you put them in the grid.

Use a grid that you can turn around for the patties. It makes life much easier.

Braai for a total of 4-5 minutes on each side.

Recipe reprinted with permission of LifeIsAZooBiscuit. To see more recipes, click here.


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