Friday 22 July 2011

Recipe - Fat Barsteward Burger

Firstly: The idea for this recipe is blatantly ripped off something I watched on telly. The guys from Grill 'em All was part of a TV show called The Great Food Truck Race.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching this show and something that stuck in my memory was the burger they call the Behemoth. Their version is even more out there than what I managed to cobble together, have a look at their menu here for more details.

Although I stole the entire idea of them I didn't want to steal the name as well, that's why I'm calling this monster the Fat Barsteward Burger.

Secondly: Yes, this is well excessive. Yes, this is more unhealthy than what is healthy for you. However, it tasted great and I enjoyed eating it. Give it a go - you might even enjoy it too. As always, this is just how I cooked it. Chop and change according to your own taste and preference - freestyle it to your hearts (or heart attacks) content...

After these two disclaimers, let's just head over to the recipe...

Ingredients (makes one Fat Barsteward Burger)
4 slices of white bread
Diced onion
Sliced tomato
Sliced pickled gherkin

300g beef mince
Smoked chili flakes
1 egg, beaten

Prepare the burgers by mixing all the ingredients together and make a patty that's about the size of a slice of bread. Let this sit in the fridge for a while.

Spread some ketchup onto two of the slices of bread. Top with the cheese, onion, tomato and gherkins. Finish off with some more cheese and pop the third and fourth slice of bread on top of the first two.

Grill in a sandwich grill until the cheese are melted and the bread have caught a nice colour.

In the meantime, fry the burger to your preferred doneness.

Put the burger on one of the sandwiches and top with the other. Press down to compact the tower a bit.


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