Bonza Budget Burgers
'Gourmet' burger joints are so hot right now. There are new ones popping up all the time and they have the most gorgeous looking burgers. They are great to visit but we have a hard time getting out of them paying any less than $15 per person for a burger and some chips, so we wanted to give you an alternative. You can make them as simple or as fancy as you like. There are lots of great options for homemade burger condiments in our 'Make Your Own' Subscriber Bonus. If you would like to make a vegetarian version, use the Veggie Burgers in this issue.
No: Gluten / Dairy / Egg / Nuts
Preparation Time 5 minutes + marinating time
Cooking Time 15 minutes
Makes 6 burgers
Burger patties can be frozen before or after cooking
If your budget allows:
• Vary your toppings to suit your tastes.
• Add some fried bacon, egg, pineapple, roasted capsicum and feta.
• Use Turkish bread in place of bread rolls. There's a great Turkish bread recipe in The Celebrations Issue.
• Use the delicious Caramelised Onions from The Breakfast Issue.
- bread - 6, regular or gluten free, rolls, see notes
- onion - red, rings
- cheese - optional
- sauce of choice - 1 Tbsp, or condiment of choice, optional
- sweet potatoes - 1kg, peeled and cut into chips
- beef mince - 500g
- dried onion flakes - 1 Tbsp
- garlic powder - 1 tsp, dried
- paprika - 1 tsp
- Worcestershire sauce - 2 Tbsp, (see our 'Make Your Own' Subscriber Bonus!)
- salt - to season
- pepper - to season
- Add mince (500g), onion flakes (1 Tbsp), garlic powder (1 tsp), paprika (1 tsp), Worcestershire sauce (2 Tbsp) and a good seasoning of salt and pepper to the bowl. Speed 5 / 10 seconds.
- Place mince onto a plate and portion into 6 pieces.
- With wet hands, shape your pieces into nice patty shapes keeping in mind that they will shrink during the cooking process; so large and flatter patties are best. Leave these to sit in the fridge for several hours or overnight to allow flavours to develop.
- If you wish to serve this recipe with chips, either preheat your oven to 180C and bake the oiled sweet potato chips (1kg) for 30 minutes, or fry them as per the method in the Beer Battered Fish and Chips recipe.
- In a frying pan over a hot heat cook your patties. They will take a few minutes each side. Always check that they are completely cooked through before consuming.
- Meanwhile, cut your buns in half and toast your buns slightly under a hot grill. Top with lettuce, beetroot, onion, cheese and condiments of your choice. Once burgers are cooked, place on the bun and pop the bun lid on top.
- Serve immediately with chips.
- You can use the dough recipe shown in our Pizza and Garlic Bread Simply halve the recipe for 8 large buns.
- For a gluten free bread option, use our Mini Coconut Dinner Rolls recipe from Winter Warmer Issue. Simply double the recipe.