Bacon & Cheese Burgers with Zucchini Slaw

Bacon & Cheese Burgers 005aI love burgers – they are a fun, easy meal which is also be a great way to add vegetables.

Here an easy and healthy slaw adds crunch, flavour and interest to the standard burger.

Whether you make your own patties or use bought ones is up to you – on this occasion I used bought ones as they were in the freezer and needed using.

Bacon & Cheese Burgers with Zucchini Slaw

Serves 4

olive oil

4 slices bacon, rind removed
4 prepared beef patties – either homemade or good quality bought ones
4 slices cheese of your choice
4 bread rolls of your choice, split and lightly toasted (optional)
sauce of your choice – I used a homemade apple ketchup
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp hot mustard or to taste
2 tbsp natural yogurt
2 medium (about 150g each) zucchini, grated – about 2 cups
1 medium (about 150g) carrot, grated – about 1 cup
1 medium (about 150g) red onion, grated
1 small (about 100g) apple, diced
salt and freshly ground black pepper

1              To make slaw, place mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard and
yogurt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
2              Add zucchini, carrot, onion and apple and toss to combine. Season slaw to taste just prior to serving.
3              Heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, add bacon and cook for 4-5 minutes or until crisp. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
4              Heat a little more oil in pan, if necessary, add patties and cook for 4-5 minutes each side or until cooked through – when the second side has cooked for about 3 minutes top with bacon and cheese, cover and cook to heat bacon through and to just melt the cheese.
5              To assemble burgers, top bottom half of each roll with a burger patty, then some of the zucchini slaw, a spoonful of sauce and finally top half of roll. Serve any remaining slaw on the side.

Happy cooking and eating.

Recipe by Rachel Blackmore

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