These gorgeous juicy burgers are a great alternative to pre-bought patties, and can be altered to your taste. Makes 10 1/3lb patties, enough to sate any meaty appetite.
Method: Grilling/ Hot Smoking
Wood Types: Cherry/Oak/Hickory
Approx. Cook Time: 30 Minutes
- 1 kg Beef mince
- ½kg Pork mince
- 2 Whole chillies, finely chopped
- 4 Large onions, one finely diced, the rest sliced into rounds.
- 1 tbsp chipotle chilli flakes
- 2 tbsp Pimento/ Smoked Ground Red Pepper
- 2 whole eggs
- Salt and Pepper
- A really good BBQ Sauce
- Some big burger buns
- A bag of rocket
- Sliced tomato
Set up your smoker for grilling.
Take your mince and put it in a large mixing bowl, together with your onions, chillies, chilli flakes, pimento, salt and pepper, then give it a really good mix before adding your eggs and mixing again.
Take a decent handful of the mix (we made them about 1/3lb.) and shape it into a patty, then place it onto some greaseproof paper, you can layer these to make sure they don't stick together.
When the grill is good and hot (the coals are white or grey), place the patties onto the grill, add some wood to the fire and shut the lid for 5 minutes, make sure the vents are open. You can also place your rounds of onion on too.
Turn them over and give them another 5 minutes or so. You can flip them twice again to get some good crisscross griddle marks on them. You can check if they're done or not by using a probe, they should be between 130 and 135°F, which is about 55°C.
Let them rest whilst you cut up your buns and dress them with rocket, grilled onion, tomato and a nice dollop of BBQ sauce, then pop a patty (or 2) on each bun and tuck in.