Day 24: Chilli, cheese, bacon and hummus burger

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Another first: homemade burgers.  Always wanted to try to make my own but every attempt turned into a bowl of mincemeat, but that was some years ago.  So what better to make on a Saturday night but a HUGE bacon, cheese and hummus burger?

Changes to make for the future it to make 4 patties from that , add more of the spices, a bit more bacon and cook on the bbq (but it was raining so not a chance tonight).  Husband would have chosen to not use hummus whilst I loved it.

Ingredients

  • 500g beef mince
  • Salt to bind with the mince before anything else
  • 1/4 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 fresh red chilli, cut thinly
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbs grated parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • Hummus (I made it from scratch)
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 4 slices of a large tomato
  • Cheese
  • Crunchy leaves

Place mince and salt into a bowl alone to bind.  Then mix the onion, chilli, egg, breadcrumbs, mustard, parmesan and nutmeg in a bowl, and season. Use your hands to shape into 4 patties. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

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Hummus ingredients

  • 1 tin of chickpeas
  • 3 tbs thaini
  • 3 tbs of the chickpea juice
  • Cumin/salt/hot paprika to taste
  • 1/2 a lemon’s worth of juice
  • 1-2 cloves of roasted garlic is normally added but I didn’t have any
  • 3 tbs olive oil (or more if you like but I rather add more of the chickpea juice)

Add to blender, blend.  

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Cook patties on low heat for 10+ minutes (they need to feel firm) then crank up the heat to crisp up.

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Add cheese on top.  If the patties aren’t hot enough to melt it, bung the pan into the oven for a minute or so until it melts.

Cook bacon, crisp up buns, and bung it all together and eat!

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