The Moggy Mega Burger

The Moggy Mega Burger

As I’ve mentioned on here before, for me dieting without treats would be a nightmare and I’m not convinced i’d have lost the weight I’ve lost without them (although some would say I’d have lost more). This is one of those treats that while not healthy was so tasty I just had to share the recipe.

It’s based on a 2 things, firstly a burger recipe from a burger book I got for Christmas and secondly my blue cheese and mango tart which I love the flavours of, they apparenlty shouldn’t work but they so do.

The trick with getting the burgers to hold together is to get some nice quality steak mince with a little bit of fat in and to use the mince straight from the fridge, this means when the burger hits the pan it tightens up and seals all of the juices in.

How you cook the burgers is completely up to you, I like mine still a little bit pink and I like to do them on the griddle pan, if you are worried about undercooking them you can always put them in the oven for a few minutes to make sure they are cooked through.

I served our burgers in a home made bun with home made thrice cooked chips and salad. If you want to add some more blue cheese on top then it’s nice melted onto the bacon as it cooks.

Ingredients (makes 2 burgers)

  • 400g good quality minced steak.
  • Blue cheese (I used Yorkshire Blue)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tsp Mango Chutney (I used Yorkshire mango chutney)
  • 2 buns
  • 2  portabello mushrooms
  • 2 slices of smoked bacon.
  • Olive oil

Method

  1. Place the mince in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper then mush together with your hands until it starts to stick together nicely.
  2. Divide the mixture into two and then make a dent in each one, place a lump of blue cheese in the dent.
  3. Carefully fold some of the mince over the blue cheese so that it’s nicely sealed inside.
  4. Heat your griddle pan, rub each mushroom with a little bit of oil and season with some salt, griddle for a couple of minutes until they start to soften. You can then either move them to an oven or keep them on the griddle pan if it’s big enough for the mushrooms, burgers and bacon.
  5. Rub a little olive oil on each burger then griddle for 4 minutes each side
  6. While the burgers are cooking, griddle your bacon so it’s cooked just how you like it.
  7. Spread some mango chutney on each bun
  8. Top with the burger then the bacon followed by the mushroom and the top of your bun.
  9. Serve with saland and chips.

Moggy's mega burger recipe

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