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Beef burgers with guacamole

epicure 24 April 2013
Type of Meal

Red onions, fried in bacon fat till caramelised, give these burgers sweet and smoky undertones, but it’s the chunky homemade guacamole that takes them to a whole new level.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 20 minutes + 10 minutes standing time
Cook time: 15 minutes

beef burgers
3 tbsp grapeseed oil
4 slices streaky bacon
1 large red onion, finely diced
1½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 sprigs rosemary leaves, finely chopped
400g minced beef
pinch salt and pepper
4 slices mature cheddar cheese
4 sesame burger buns

• Heat up 2 tbsp of oil in pan and fry the bacon. Add onions and fry till caramelised.
• Add Worcestershire sauce and rosemary leaves. Fry for 5 minutes till fragrant and let sit till ready to add to minced meat.
• Place beef in a big bowl. Add the caramelised onions, salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients with your hands.
• Divide the mixture into 4 parts. Roll each into a ball.
• Heat up the pan with the remaining oil. Pat each ball flat and place into the hot pan.
• Fry till brown (about 2 minutes) on each side.
• To melt the cheese on top, heat up the oven's top grill to 160°C. Place the meat patties on a tray with the bacon and cheese slices on top. It takes about 3 to 4 minutes for the cheese to melt.
• Serve them on sesame buns.

1 avocado
1 tomato, finely diced
2 stalks spring onions, finely diced
juice of half a lemon
pinch salt and pepper

• Mash up the avocado with a fork. Add tomatoes and spring onions.
• Pour in half the lemon juice and taste. Add more if required and salt and pepper to taste.
• Let it sit in the fridge for half an hour for the flavours to combine.
• Scoop onto burgers and serve.

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