Zola Nene’s breakfast burger

4 servings Prep: 20 mins, Cooking: 35 mins
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By Zola Nene October 09 2018
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Ingredients (13)

125 g bacon — chopped
10 button mushrooms — small, sliced
500 g beef mince
salt and freshly ground black pepper — to taste
15 ml fresh thyme — chopped
30 ml fresh parsley — chopped
150 g cheddar cheese — grated
4 english muffins
4 eggs — fried
Tomato relish:
250 g cherry tomatoes
1 garlic — cloves, crushed
30 ml vinegar — balsamic
15 ml brown sugar
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1. Heat half the oil in a pan, then add the bacon and fry until crispy. Remove from the pan and set aside.

2. In the same pan, fry the mushrooms until golden and softened, then set aside along with the bacon.

3. Mix together the mince, salt and pepper, thyme and parsley, then shape into 4 patties.

4. Heat a griddle pan, drizzle the patties with the remaining olive oil then grill on both sides.

5. To prepare the tomato relish, place the cherry tomatoes, garlic, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a clean pan and simmer gently until the tomatoes start to burst and soften.

6. Cut the muffins in half, and toast.

7. Assemble each burger by placing half a muffin on a plate. Top with some relish, burger patty, cheese, mushrooms, bacon and fried egg, more relish and finally the other half of the muffin.

A recipe extract from ‘Simply Zola’ by Zola Nene, published by Penguin Random House. The book retails for R290.

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