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!
cos lettuce leaves
garlic aioli(ContainsEggMay be presentTree Nuts)
All-American Spice Blend(May be presentGluten)
shredded Cheddar cheese(ContainsMilk)
bake-at-home burger buns(ContainsEgg, Gluten, Milk, SoyaMay be presentSesame)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.