Rosemary-rubbed chunky chips, shards of melted cheddar and a trio of delicious handmade condiments make this burger something really special. We tried this dish with a few different combinations of condiments but in the end we decided it was best with all three. Gourmets can be gluttons too! Enjoy our awesome recipe for the perfect gourmet burger and chips!
Kcal/fat/prot: 516 / 22g / 39g (/person)
Prep time: 40 min
INGREDIENTS FOR 2 (FOR 4):
– 300g (600g) Beef mince
-1 (2) Medium red onion
– 1 (2) tin of Chopped tomatoes
– 10g (20g) Fresh rosemary
– 500g (1kg) Potatoes
– 40g (80g) Cheddar cheese
– 10g (20g) Fresh basil
– 4 tbsp (8 tbsp) Balsamic vinegar
– 2 (4) Garlic cloves
– Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil, Sugar
1) Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C for fan-assisted ovens). Cut the potatoes into chips (approx. 2cm thick). Place on an oven-proof tray and coat well with 1-2 tbsp of olive oil and season to your taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the rosemary’s leaves and put in the oven for 30 min or until crisp
2) Crush the garlic with the side of a knife and peel it. Add 1-2 tbsp of olive oil to a pan on a medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and cook for 1 min or until golden.
3) Add the tin(s) of tomatoes to the pan. Bring to a boil, then strain through a sieve into another pan, using a wooden spoon to push through as much of the sauce as possible. Tip: to ensure you do not waste any tomato, scrape the underside of the sieve with your spoon.
4) Return the tomato sauce to a boil over a medium-high heat. Add 1 tbsp of sugar and the balsamic vinegar and mix well. Leave to boil until it has reduced by at least half.
5) Break up the cheddar into small pieces (approx. 1cm). Combine the cheddar and beef mince, season with salt and pepper and use your hands to make 2 burger patties. Place on an oven-proof tray and put in the oven for 12 min or until cooked through to your taste
6) Peel the onion and slice finely. Add 1-2 tbsp olive oil to a pan on a medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and cook for 5 min or until caramelised.
7) Grind the basil leaves and a pinch of salt in a pestle and mortar for a smooth paste. Add 1-2 tbsp of olive oil and mix well. Tips: If you don’t have a pestle and mortar, chop the basil leaves very finely and mix with olive oil.
8) Serve the burgers topped with onion and ketchup with the chips and a drizzle of basil oil. Add the reserved basil leaves on the side.
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