Tomato sauce is always classic on a burger, but for this delicious dinner, we’ve combined two of our other faves; creamy pesto dressing and caramelised onion. Plus melted Cheddar cheese, of course – this is a burger after all!
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/ serving 4 people
/ serving 4 people
fine breadcrumbs(ContainsGlutenMay be presentPeanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)
shredded Cheddar cheese(ContainsMilk)
burger buns(ContainsGluten, Eggs, Milk, SoyMay be presentPeanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Sulphites)
creamy pesto dressing(ContainsEggs, Milk, Tree Nuts)
Aussie spice blend
Preheat the oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. Cut the kumara (unpeeled) into 1cm fries. Place the fries on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat, then bake on the top oven rack until tender, 25-30 minutes.
TIP: Cut the kumara to the correct size so it cooks in the allocated time.
While the fries are baking, finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Finely chop the parsley leaves. In a large bowl, combine the garlic, parsley, fine breadcrumbs, eggs, the salt, beef mince, Aussie spice blend and a pinch of pepper. Shape the mixture into 5 patties (each a little wider than your burger buns). Set aside on a plate.
TIP: Make a shallow indent in the centre of each patty, this will help prevent it from puffing up as it cooks.
In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat. Add the beef patties and cook until almost cooked through, 4-5 minutes each side. Transfer the beef patties to a second oven tray lined with baking paper.
TIP: If your pan is getting crowded, cook in batches for the best results!
Thinly slice the brown onion. Return the frying pan to a medium-high heat with a good drizzle of olive oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, 5-6 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar, warm water and brown sugar and simmer until the liquid is nearly evaporated and the mixture is slightly sticky. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
While the onion is cooking, sprinkle the beef patties with the shredded Cheddar cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes. Place the burger buns directly on the wire racks of the oven and bake until heated through, 2 minutes. While the burger buns are heating, thinly slice the tomato. Reserve some cos lettuce leaves for the burgers, then shred the remaining cos lettuce.
Halve the burger buns. Spread the base of the buns with creamy pesto dressing. Top each with a cheesy beef patty, some caramelised onion, tomato and the reserved cos lettuce leaves. Toss the shredded cos lettuce with a drizzle of olive oil and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Serve with the cos salad and kumara fries.