Burgers - 3 ways

Whether you're feeding an army or simply want to pull out all the stops, here's three ways to make incredible burger patties in the Extra Chef!

LAMB & PISTACIO PATTIES 

SERVES 6 Persons
PREPARATION TIME 15 min
COOKING TIME 20 min

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE TZATZIKI

  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, peeled, seeded, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 cup (250ml) Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon (20ml) lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon (20ml) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dill, finely chopped

FOR THE LAMB PATTIES

  • 600g minced lamb
  • 1⁄2 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup (65g) pistachios, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 1 tablespoon (20ml) olive oil, for frying

TO SERVE:

  • 6 burger buns or rolls
  • Coriander, sliced red onion, sliced chilli & sliced cucumber

METHOD

  1. Place the triple blade attachment into an Extra Chef. Add cucumber and garlic; lock cover into position and pull the cord several times until contents are finely chopped.
  2. Place the paddle whisk attachment into the Extra Chef, add all remaining tzatziki ingredients; lock cover into position and pull the cord several times until contents are well combined.
  3. Place lamb mince into a Mixing Bowl. Add remaining burger ingredients. Season generously with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.
  4. Lightly grease a Hamburger Press and Freezer Set with some oil. With clean hands, form mixture into 6 burgers using the Hamburger Press and Freezer Set.
  5. Pour oil into the Chef Series II 28cm Frypan and place over a medium heat. Add burgers (4 at a time), and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

THAI FISH BURGERS

SERVES 4 Persons
PREPARATION TIME 10 min
COOKING TIME 10 min

INGREDIENTS

  • 750g white skinless fish fillets (i.e. flathead), cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 red or green chilli, finely sliced
  • 2-3 spring onions, finely sliced
  • ¼ cup Thai red curry paste
  • ½ lime, zest and juice
  • oil, for cooking

TO SERVE:

  • 4-6 burger buns or rolls
  • Coriander, sliced red onion, sliced chilli, sliced cucumber, sliced spring onions, lime wedges and sweet chilli sauce

METHOD

  1. Place ingredients in an Extra Chef fitted with triple blade attachment. Lock in cover and pull cord until mixture is minced.
  2. Lightly grease a Hamburger Press and Freezer Set with some oil. With clean hands, form mixture into 6 burgers using the Hamburger Press and Freezer Set.
  3. Place the Chef Series II 28cm Frypan over a medium heat. Add a good splash of oil to coat the base of the frypan. Heat until hot.
  4. Add fish burgers. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through and golden.

BLACK BEAN & BEETROOT BURGERS

SERVES 6 Persons
PREPARATION TIME 
10 min
COOKING TIME 
8 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 400g can black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 large beetroot (250g), peeled, grated, squeezed dry
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican spice mix or taco spice mix
  • ¼ cup coriander or finely chopped spring onions
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs (try panko crumb)
  • oil for drizzling

Optional Extras:

  • Toasted brioche buns, lettuce, sliced tomato, cheese, mustard and sauce, to serve

METHOD

  1. Combine ingredients in Extra Chef fitted with triple blade attachment. Lock in cover and pull cord several times until blended to a chunky texture and the beans are smashed but not pureed.
  2. Grease each cup from the Freezer Set with some oil, including the ring and press. Portion about 1/3 cup mixture into each cup, placing ring inside the cup and pressing with greased press. Repeat. Stack, seal and refrigerate or cook.
  3. To cook, drizzle a burger with a little oil and place into MicroPro Grill. Place cover in low position and cook in microwave on High/100%/900 watts for 3 minutes. Remove, flip and cook a further 2-3 minutes until firm and slightly golden. Serve in a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, sliced tomato, cheese, mustard and sauce.