When you’re hungry and want a burger with the lot, its hard to go past an Aussie burger.
Like many Australian dishes the Aussie burger features sliced beetroot, and then tops it up with extras including bacon, pineapple and an egg.
Not everyone is a fan. Indeed, there are outright haters. But don’t pay any attention to them. Beetroot is delicious on everything and stacking the burger with extra ingredients just makes the taste more interesting.
American chef David Chang, however, may have a point when he notes that the popularity of grass-fed beef in Australia can change the taste profile.
Grass fed beef has grained traction as more attention is paid to the quality of life of livestock, and the health of their diet.
Grass-fed beef results in a leaner beef, which may not be as tasty. You should experiment with different fat ratios to find the burger that suits you.
2 burger buns
4 slices of bacon
2 slices of canned pineapple
6–8 slices of canned beetroot
1/2 cup of ground beef
4 teaspoons of avocado oil or other high heat cooking oil
4–6 slices of tomatoe
3–6 pieces of lettuce
2 slices of cheddar cheese
Tomatoe sauce to taste
Barbecue sauce to taste
1. Mould the ground beef into patties. Season both sides with salt and pepper and set aside to rest.
2. Slice the tomatoes and beetroot and set on a plate next to the pineapple slices and lettuce. This will make it easier when you assemble the burger.
2. Heat a teaspoon of avocado oil in a pan on medium to high heat or, if using a grill, lightly brush the bacon with oil, and cook until done. Remove and let the bacon rest on a plate.
3. In a separate pan, heat a teaspoon of avocado oil over medium heat and then crack the eggs into the pan, taking care to keep them separate. Cook until the edges are crisp and the yolk is done to your liking. Then remove and set aside on a plate.
4. Pat dry the pineapple slices. Heat oil in another pan, or if using a grill, lightly cover the pineapple in oil and cook until lightly golden.
5. Lightly toast the burger bun.
6. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan or, if using the grill, lightly cover the burger patty with oil, and then cook until the meat is your desired level of doneness, flipping once. Be sure to get the outside of the patty a deep brown. When the burger is nearly done add the cheese slice to the top of the patty and cook until lightly melted.
7. Assemble the burger by adding from the bottom up lettuce, tomatoe, beetroot, pineapple, the burger patty, the egg and the bacon. Top with tomatoe and barbecue sauce and enjoy!