big fat burgers

fat burger

Sometimes only a burger will do, this is how I like mine.  It’s a serious feast.

Makes 5 fat burgers…

for the burger:

  • 1kg good quality minced beef (get it from your butcher, from the supermarket will have added water and wont grill well)
  • 5 rashers of smoked streaky bacon, chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp worcester sauce
  • 1 tsp ‘french’s’ American mustard

for the buns:

  • 500g strong flour
  • 2 eggs, one for the dough, one for the glaze
  • 100ml milk
  • 200ml water
  • 5g dried instant yeast
  • 10g salt
  • sesame seeds  (for decoration)

for the burger sauce

  • 2tbsp mayonnaise
  • 3tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp french’s mustard
  • 8 gherkin slices chopped finely
  • half small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1tsp hot chilli sauce of your choice (I use siracha chilli sauce)

garnish, I keep it simple but its completely up to you:

  • lettuce
  • sliced tomato
  • cheddar cheese

If you are going to make your own buns start this first. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl then add the liquids and 1 egg.  Mix well to combine before turning out on a clean surface and kneading for 5 minutes. Return to the bowl, cover and leave to rise for 30 minutes.  Repeat the kneading and return to the bowl again and leave to rise for 1 hour.  Shape into rolls and leave to rise on a baking sheet again for 30 minutes.  Glaze with egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds on top before baking in hot oven at 200 for 20-30 minutes.

Mix the beef, chopped bacon, worcester sauce and american mustard together, mould into 5 (or more) patties and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Mix the burger sauce.

Grill the burger on a hot bbq for about 5 minutes a side or similarly in a hot frying pan, add the cheese and allow to melt for a couple of minutes.

Assemble, eat vigorously and await the meat sweats.



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