Saturday, 29 June 2013

Nacho Burgers

What do you call cheese that isn't yours? Na..cho Cheese...Best I've got.

I recently disclosed, after my trip to the Lescar, just how much I LOVE the point of a slightly worrying obsessions. The chips, the cheese, the salsa, the gucamole...mouth.drooling...the combination of ingredients is without a doubt, EPIC. And I hate that word, but it's the only word strong enough to describe the wondrous creation that is... The Nacho.

After having a think about something new, yummy and exciting to make for D before our Cider/Mini Festival extravaganza last weekend, I came across Nacho Burgers - sounds amazing, right? Nachos. Meat. Burgers. Cheese. Erm, yes please!

So I gave it a whirl...and the results were OUT. OF. THIS WORLD...even if I do say so myself!

All you need (for two people) is:
250g beef mince - the nicest, leanest you can acquire
1 egg, beaten
2 burger buns - posh ones if poss. or homemade 
Coriander (cilantro), chopped up
1 avocado
1 bag of nachos - half for the burger, have for a side of nachos
2-4 slices of cheesey - depending how cheesey you are 
1 tbsp BBQ sauce
5 tbsp Sour cream
Gucamole - I used my homemade recipe
Salsa, (optional)- I used my homemade recipe
Jalapenos - only for D, my mouth would be on FIRE.
Salt and Pepper, to season

[Adapted from The Londoner]

2 sweet potatoes - to make sweet potato wedges

First of all, preheat your oven to 180-200 (fan)

Get your wedges on ASAP as they take the longest - around 30-40 minutes

Next, I prepped everything - guca (avocado, garlic, coriander, tomato, lime juice) and BBQ/sour cream sauce so it was good to go as soon as the burgers are nicely cooked - mix both and pop to one side. The BBQ sauce and sour cream mix is amazing so if you want to make more, feel free. I also added a little extra BBQ sauce, but that's just preference - you could also use some hot sauce if you wish.

Mix your mince with the egg and a little seasoning (salt and pepper) I also added a bit of diced onion and coriander here too but you don't need to.

Heat your pan (skillet if you have one, if not a frying pan will do). It needs to be reeeally hot! Shape the burgers into two using your hands. We all know what a burger 'patty' looks like. Pop them in the pan - you shouldn't need a lot, if any, oil because of the fat from the mince. Flip them over every now and again - they should only take 4-5 minutes on each side.

Heat up your grill and when the burgers are done, pop them on an oven tray, cheese on top and stick under the grill to allow the cheese to melt. 

Now for the burger masterpiece - slice yours buns in half

 Pop a layer of nachos on the bottom, I smothered my sour cream and guca here, burger on top of that, extra sour cream and a few more crumbled nachos on top. At this point, you can also add your jalapenos and extra hot sauce if using.

Pop your burger 'lid' on, serve with your delicious wedges and enjoy.

I could honestly eat this now, so good.

N xo

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