So I made this as my New Year’s Eve dinner and I didn’t realise that I haven’t posted the recipe for it! I posted on Instagram and some people were surprised that I made burgers from scratch…but yes, I did. What was my inspiration?
|Gifts from my bro|
Well, first off, I need to thank my bro for finally remembering to bring back the cheeses that I want from Australia and he went on to add a jar of caramelised onions! Oh yummmm….now I don’t have to make caramelised onions from scratch (it’s honestly not a lot of work but just takes a bit of time). Caramelised onions taste great with meats and so does the smelly blue cheese. As such, I immediately thought of “BURGER”!
- 300g minced beef
- 1 packet Meiji plain crackers, crushed (or ⅓ cup of breadcrumbs)
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ white onion, finely chopped (I prefer to cook it down a bit but you can add it in raw)
- salt and cracked black pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl. I find that wearing gloves and mixing the whole thing with my hands to be the best.
- Once thoroughly mixed, start to shape the patties according to your desired size. Mine were roughly 8cm in diameter and 2cm thick.
- Set the patties aside until ready for cooking.
|Melted blue cheese slowly sliding off the caramelised onion sauce|
- Wholemeal burger buns
- Truffle butter (you can use normal butter)
- Caramelised onion
- 1 slice of cheddar cheese for each burger
- 1 small cube of blue cheese (or more if you really love the stuff) for each burger
- Spread of your choice. I used chilli hummus but you can use mayo or ketchup
- Spread the truffle butter on both sides of the buns and toast them lightly on a frying pan. Once done, set it aside.
- In the same pan, start cooking your patties until they’re cooked. I prefer mine slightly pink in the centre so each patty took about 1.5 min on each side.
- While the patties are cooking, spread the hummus on the bottom bun and spread the caramelised onions on the top bun.
- Place the cooked burger on the bottom bun. Top it off with the cheddar cheese first and then the blue cheese.
- Finally, place the top bun on top of everything and wait for the cheese to slightly fold/melt before digging in!