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Smokey Beef Cheeseburger

Smokey Beef Cheeseburger

with BBQ Aioli & Paprika Fries

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This classic burger becomes next-level-delicious with the addition of smokey flavours - both on the baked potato fries and with a creamy BBQ aioli. With caramelised onion and a fresh salad topping, get ready to meet your new burger craving!

Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

2 unit


1 sachet

sweet paprika

1 unit

red onion

1 unit


1 bag

cos lettuce leaves

1 tub

garlic aioli

(ContainsEggMay be presentTree Nuts)

1 tub

BBQ Sauce

1 packet

beef mince

1 sachet

All-American Spice Blend

(May be presentGluten)

½ packet

fine breadcrumbs


1 packet

shredded Cheddar cheese


2 unit

bake-at-home burger buns

(ContainsEgg, Gluten, Milk, SoyaMay be presentTree Nuts, Sesame, Lupin)

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

1 tbs

balsamic vinegar

2 tsp


1.5 tsp

brown sugar

¼ tsp


1 unit


Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)4200 kJ
Fat41.6 g
of which saturates14.8 g
Carbohydrate96.3 g
of which sugars26.7 g
Protein53 g
Sodium1690 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Baking Paper
Baking Tray
Chopping board
Large Non-Stick Pan
Small Bowl
Large Bowl
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Bake the fries
Bake the fries

Preheat the oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. Cut the potatoes (unpeeled) into 1cm fries. Place the fries onto the oven tray lined with baking paper and sprinkle over the sweet paprika. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat, then bake for 25-30 minutes, or until tender. TIP: Cut the potatoes to the correct size to ensure they cook in the allocated time!

Caramelise onion
Caramelise onion

While the fries are baking, thinly slice the red onion. In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 5-6 minutes, or until softened. Add the balsamic vinegar, water and brown sugar and mix well. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for a further 3-5 minutes, or until dark and sticky. Transfer to a small bowl.

Make the patties
Make the patties

While the onions are caramelising, thinly slice the tomato. Shred the cos lettuce leaves. In a small bowl, combine the garlic aioli and BBQ sauce. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the beef mince, All-American spice blend, fine breadcrumbs (see ingredients list), salt, egg and a good pinch of pepper. Mix well and shape the mixture into patties slightly larger than your burger buns. You should get 1 patty per bun.

Cook patties
Cook patties

Wash out the frying pan and return to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the beef patties and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. In the last 1-2 minutes of cook time, sprinkle the shredded Cheddar cheese over the patties and cover with a lid (or foil) to melt the cheese.

Heat buns
Heat buns

While the burgers are cooking, place the bake-at-home burger buns on a wire rack in the oven for 3 minutes, or until heated through.

Serve up
Serve up

Slice the burger buns in half. Spread each bun with a layer of BBQ aioli and top with a beef patty, caramelised onion, tomato and cos lettuce. Serve with the paprika fries and any remaining BBQ aioli.