DRUNKEN AUSSIE BEEF BURGERS

Our iconic Aussie burger gets a drunken make over with a beer spiked juicy beef burger patty, layered with crispy bacon, caramelised pineapple, melted cheese, fried onion rings, sweet beetroot, ripened tomatoes and the most amazing egg and burger porn to hit your kitchen bench.
Recipe courtesy of Cafe Delites
Serves: 4
INGREDIENTS
  • 1lb extra lean beef mince (*See Notes)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ⅓ cup of your favorite beer/lager
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 4 shortcut bacon pieces, fat removed
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices pineapple canned in natural juice
  • Handful of rocket/arugula (or lettuce)
  • 8 slices beetroot
  • 4 slices cheese of choice (I use fat-free Cheddar)
  • 1 tomato, sliced and divided
  • 4 medium bread rolls of choice, halved
  • Tomato sauce
  • Mayonnaise (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine meat together with the garlic, sauce and lager. Mix well with your hands for about a minute, until the meat has combined with the other ingredients. Divide meat mixture into 4 parts and firmly mold them into round patties about 1-inch thick.
  2. Heat a grill pan/skillet on medium-high heat. Sear hamburgers on both sides until golden and cooked to your liking.
  3. While the burgers are frying, fry the onion and bacon in a separate pan, until the onion is transparent and fragrant and the bacon is crispy on both sides.
  4. Transfer bacon and onion onto a paper towel; wipe pan over; add a drizzle of oil and fry the eggs until cooked to your liking.
  5. When the burger patties are done, transfer them onto a warmed plate; wipe pan over with a paper towel; and fry the pineapple rings (about 1 minute each side until caramelised).
  6. Build your burgers! Layer the base of each bun with the lettuce/arugula, beetroot slices, burger patties, cheese, pineapple rings, bacon, onion rings, tomato slices and the fried egg. Drizzle with tomato sauce and (optional) mayonnaise; top with remaining bun piece and serve!
NOTES
*Lighten this burger up even more with Lean Ground Turkey Mince!
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