Sweet Chilli Hamburger

If you are like myself and love a well cooked hamburger, my sweet chili hamburger is a great twist on the original. The burger has an enticing smoky sweetness that is mixed with the warming of the chili. Topping it off with the traditional hamburger accompaniments really brings it all together. I recommend cooking your patties until just pink in the middle for the best results.

Ingredients

  • 7oz/200g minced beef
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 slice white bread, crusts removed and remainder broken into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp evaporated milk
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp smoky barbeque sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or very finely sliced
  • 1⁄2 tsp dried chili flakes

TO BUILD YOUR BURGER:

  • 2 burger buns
  • 1 tomato, slice
  • 2 dill pickles /gherkins, sliced
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • Mustard
  • Tomato Sauce / Ketchup

Method

  1. Preheat grill or frying pan on high.
  2. Soak bread in egg until moist.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the moist bread with the ground beef, evaporated milk, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, barbeque sauce, chili flakes and garlic using your hands.
  4. Form the mixture into patties.
  5. Lightly oil the grill. Grill patties until done to your taste, turning once to ensure even cooking.
  6. Top patties with cheese and allow to melt for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Whilst cheese is melting, place sliced buns on a hot grill until lightly browned.
  8. Spread base with tomato sauce / ketchup.
  9. Place burger on bun base.
  10. Add sliced onion, dill pickle / gherkin, tomato & lettuce.
  11. Spread top of bun with mustard, place on top of burger and serve.

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