Celebrating the sunshine, end of exams and start of BBQ season.
I'm tempted to start a summer burger series. I have my burger adventure series, where I've reviewed some pretty sick restaurants and burger joints, but I'm considering making my own homemade burgers. Hmm, we'll see - watch this space. For now, here's a funky little recipe for a delicious, mouth-watering burger that's ready in 30 minutes.
Start by chopping the onions and garlic and frying in a pan on a medium heat. Add all the other relish ingredients and leave to simmer for 15-20 minutes. The relish will reduce into a sticky, tangy sauce. You can use this as a dipping sauce after too.
Next, create the little patties by chopping the onion and garlic and combining with the beef. Add some salt and pepper. This quantity will make two large patties, although we made two and a tester one. Grill on a high heat to get that charred flavour for around 3-5 minutes. Then finish cooking in the oven at 160 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
While the patties are cooking in the oven, grill your bacon on a high heat. I like my bacon crispy, but cook your bacon however you like it. Put the bacon to one side, then add a slice of good old plastic American cheese to each patty to melt for a minute.
Get your chops around this juicy patty and let me know if you have a go at making your own.
Lather the homemade relish onto the base bun, add the patty, bacon and slices of brie. Slide the burgers back into the oven for a minute or two to melt.
No burger is complete without some avocado and a good crack of pepper. Layer as much or as little as you desire, then enjoy!
Molly, 23, London.
A tiny food pornographer, with a minor addiction to burgers and sushi. Following a dairy-free diet not by choice, but forever choosing to eat cheese and chocolate.