Homemade burger & sweet potato wedges

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Who doesn’t love a big juicy beef burger. It’s the ultimate go to fast food. These burgers are homemade and a hearty comfort food for these dark winter evenings without having all the calories… unlike a takeaway burger!!!

I’ve served these spicy burgers with sweet potato wedges and a chilli Mayo sauce.

What you’ll need to make the burgers: 

  • 1lb mince beef
  • 1/2 tsp crushed chilli
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 1tbsp thyme
  • 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Wholemeal burger buns

What you’ll need to make the wedges:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Sea salt & black pepper

In a bowl, mix the beef, chilli, cumin, thyme & 2 tbsp oil. Rub all ingredients together and shape into 3 chunky burgers. (You can also make 4 smaller burgers) Cover and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

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While the burgers are chilling, prepare the potatoes by cutting the ends off, giving them a scrub (no need to peel) Cut them into chunky wedges and place on a baking tray.

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Drizzle with 2 tbsp oil and sprinkle with paprika, sea salt & pepper. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, turning halfway through.

Grill the burgers under a medium heat for approx 15 minutes turning halfway through.

Lightly toast the burger buns under the grill or in the toaster.

Serve with lettuce, tomatoe, onion & chilli Mayo!

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How to make the chilli Mayo:

Simply mix together a dollop of lighter than light Mayo with a dash of cayenne pepper (franks hot sauce)

Enjoy x

 

 

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