Dermie's Tomato Relish Hamburgers...

One of the most popular recipes on my food blog is my burger recipe where I added in a few tablespoons of Ballymaloe Relish into the mix. Any good quality tomato relish will do but I find 'Nash19' or 'Ballymaloe Country Relish' to be the best.

Ingredients


  • 2 finely chopped red onions.
  • 6 jacob’s cream crackers.
  • 500 g irish organic lean minced beef.
  • 1 tsp maldon sea salt.
  • 1 large irish organic egg.
  • 4 tblsp ballymaloe country relish.
  • 6 gubbeen bacon strips.
  • 6 large burger buns.
  • 2 tsp freshly chopped thyme.
  • 2 tsp fresh chopped parsley.
  • to serve:
  • ballymaloe country relish.
  • generous topping of ardsallagh goat's cheese.
  • fresh mizuna salad leaves, sliced cucumber & sliced tomatoes.

Method

  1. Sweat the onions in a heavy bottomed pan on a gentle heat for ten minutes just until they are softened, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  2. Once cooked, place them aside in a bowl to cool.
  3. While the onions are cooling, place the crackers in a food processor until they resemble fine crumbs.
  4. Place the cooked onions in a large bowl; add the relish, cream crackers, minced Irish organic beef, chopped herbs, seasoning and beaten egg.
  5. Stop. Clean your hands, oil a clean baking tray and set aside.
  6. Mix together the ingredients.
  7. Take a little of the mixture and fry it in some oil to test for seasoning.
  8. Adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  9. Divide the mixture into 4-6 shaped burgers 2cm thick.
  10. Line them on the tray and brush the tops with a little olive oil.
  11. Cover the burgers with cling film; place them in the fridge for at least 2-4 hours to allow the burgers to set.
  12. Place your frying pan or grill pan on a high heat, fry the burgers in two batches for six minutes turning once.
  13. When turning the burger, place the Gubben bacon on the pan.
  14. When you are happy with the burgers, top them with the cheese and place the buns under a grill until golden in colour.
  15. Place the burgers onto the burger buns, serve with a generous dollop of Ballymaloe Country Relish, sliced tomatoes, cucumber, Mizuna salad leaves, bacon and enjoy!

Notes:

The crackers in this recipe can be replaced with breadcrumbs to bind the mince together.





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