Food and Drink

Recipe: Cheesy Beef Burgers

Today is Father’s Day and why not make Dad a Cheesy Beef Burger from HelloFresh. With 4 in the recipe there is enough for the whole family. Double the recipe if there are more of you!

Just like Dad Jokes, sometimes sticking with the classics is the way to go! A beef burger with cheese. What could be better? How about adding some smoky aioli and caramelised onion, and wallah! The perfect burger. Help Dad whip up this tasty, yet simple meal and bond over the mouth watering aroma. Serves 4.

INGREDIENTS
A drizzle of Olive Oil
2 Garlic Cloves
100g block Cheddar Cheese
1 bunch Parsley
2 Brown Onions
2 Tomatoes
1 head Cos Lettuce
¼ Cup Fine Breadcrumbs
2 Eggs
½ tsp Salt
500g Beef Mince
4 Burger Buns
2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 tbsp Warm Water
2 tsp Brown Sugar
100g tub Smokey Aioli

METHOD
Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Finely grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Grate the Cheddar cheese. Finely chop the parsley leaves. Thinly slice the brown onion. Thinly slice the tomato. Reserve some cos lettuce leaves for the burgers, then shred the remaining lettuce.

In a large bowl, combine the fine breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, parsley, the salt, beef mince and a pinch of pepper. Shape the beef mince mixture into 5 patties (each a little wider than the burger buns). Transfer to a plate. TIP: Make a shallow indentation 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. TIP: If your pan is getting crowded, cook in batches for the best results!

Transfer the cooked beef patties to an oven tray lined with baking paper and sprinkle with the Cheddar cheese. Bake until the cheese has melted, 3-4 minutes. Set aside. Place the burger buns directly onto the wire racks and bake until heated through, 3 minutes.

While the cheese is melting, return the frying pan to a medium-high heat with a good drizzle of olive oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until soft, 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.

Slice the burger buns in half. Divide the buns between plates and spread the bases with smokey aioli. Top each with a cheesy beef patty, some caramelised onions, a tomato slice and a torn cos lettuce leaf. Toss the shredded cos lettuce with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper and serve on the side.

Another delicious meal from HelloFresh!

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