Tip #14 – Making your own burgers [video] – 30 Days to better BBQ

Making your own burgers is really easy to do and you can create some incredible flavours with just a few simple ingredients. In the video today, I’m making a simple burger patty that you can take and start adding your own flavours to. On their own, they are a huge improvement on cheap, supermarket burgers, but start to experiment with a few flavours of your own and you can achieve one of the best burgers you’ve ever tasted.

 



Ingredients

500grams Steak Mince
150grams Minced Streaky Bacon
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp Angus & Oink ‘The General’ Rub

 

Method

Add the steak mince and minced bacon to a large bowl and combine the two together. Add the Worcestershire sauce and rub and continue to combine until the rub is evenly spread throughout the mixture.

 

Split the mixture into 4 equal parts and form the burger patties with your hands. Remember not to press the mixture together to hard.

 

Set your BBQ up for two zone cooking, giving you an area of direct heat and an area of indirect heat. Place the burgers on the cooking grate directly over the coals and close the lid.

 

After a few minutes, when the burgers have seared nicely on the bottom, flip them over and add the cheese to the top. Add a few slices of streaky bacon to the grill to top the burger. Close the lid again and leave the burgers to finish cooking.

 

When your burgers hit an internal temperature of 75C, move them to the indirect side of the BBQ to keep warm and while the bacon finishes off. You can toast your burger buns over the coals for a few seconds to crisp them up.

 

The only thing left to do is to build the burgers. With one I went for some simple salad leaves topped with an avocado salsa in a floured bun. The other was a little more classic with Reds South Carolina Mustard Sauce, Salad leaves, sliced red onion and some Angus & Oink Pitboss BBQ sauce to finish it all off.

 

The toppings are entirely up to you, make it your own. You can also play around with the seasonings inside the burger to find your own secret recipe. Remember to post any results in the comments below or let me know how you like to make your Burgers.

 

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