Bacon & Cheese Burger

Bacon & Cheese Burger

Mmmm…time for a naughty dinner. I watched a show on tv the previous evening where someone was making a turkish meal and used some inspiring spices, which led me to think that they would work great as added ingredients to a hamburger patty. So I tried it…it worked…and here goes!


Beef patty
300g minced beef
50 ml crumbed crackers
2 tbsp grated red onion
1 tbsp chopped chilli
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground parika
1 egg
good pinch of salt and black pepper

Potato chips
5 medium sized potatoes peeled and cut into small chips
olive oil

Lemon Mayo
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
200ml mayo

4 hamburger buns
12 streaky bacon strips (3 per burger)
baby herb leaves
cheese to top patties


Mix all the patty ingredients together with your hands and shape into patties. Prepare approximately 1 hour before cooking and put the patties in the freezer for 30 minutes before cooking. This will help keep the shape of the patties while cooking. Place the potato chips in a oven tray with olive oil and salt and bake at 180 degrees celcius for 30 – 40 minutes or until golden and crispy. Zest the lemon and squeeze out all the juice, add the mayo and mix well. Fry the bacon in a pan and remove. Use the bacon fat as oil for frying the patties. Once cooked, turn off the heat and add the cheese ontop of the pattie allowing it to melt. Serve on a hamburger bun with the lettuce, fried bacon, potato fries and lemon mayo and enjoy!