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
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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