Biltong Burger with Sliced Lemon, Pepper & Avocado
This MBT biltong-inspired recipe is a truly unique take on the traditional American burger – just what the butcher ordered for a Sunday barbeque or simply to indulge in whenever the fancy strikes.
What’s tastier and more wholesome than digging your carnivorous teeth into a pure, juicy, tantalizing and oh so satisfying American burger (said burger packed to the brim with Made by True’s equally meaty mouthful biltong)? We’ve packed on the protein by adding our deliciously cured meat slices – now available in 5 wildly different flavors – to the 100% pure beef patty you can’t wait to close your mouth around. Nothing succeeds like excess, which is why we threw the kitchen sink (and then some) at this one, folks. The zesty kick of fresh lemon combined with the creaminess of dreamy avocado makes our burger go down a treat. We have a feeling you’ll want to bookmark this one, Made by True-ers, ’cause we know how much you just love yourselves some salad – in between bread rolls, burger patties and the tastiest biltong the world has ever known!
A classic meat on meat dish. Welcome to beef heaven!
|Prep Time:||20 min|
|Cook Time:||max 10 min|
- 3½ tbsp olive oil
- 2.5 lb 100% ground beef steak
- 2 large free-range eggs
- 2 cups fresh and rustic breadcrumbs (homemade is best)
- 2 oz finely chopped red onion
- 1½ cups coarsely chopped fresh cilantro or basil
- 2 tsp smokey barbeque spice
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp ground peppercorn
- 1 lemon
- 2g ground coarse salt
- 2 fl oz of good quality smokehouse or barbeque sauce
- 2 fresh avocados
- 3 oz coarsely chopped Made by True biltong
- 1 oz Made by True biltong slices
- fresh bread rolls
- Spread the ground beef evenly in an easily sealable container to refrigerate after.
- Whisk the eggs thoroughly and add the breadcrumbs until achieving a paste like consistency (a larger or smaller amount of breadcrumbs may be needed to create a paste like consistency, so add slowly while mixing).
- Fry the chopped onion in olive oil until crispy (not burnt) and allow it to cool.
- Using your hands, mix the beef, cooked onions, egg and breadcrumb mixture.
- Be careful not to over mix, i.e. try allowing the meat to maintain its integrity.
- Combine the rest of the ingredients (except for the avocado) with the meat mixture. Again, be mindful to continue being gentle.
- Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice to taste.
- Set the finished mixture aside and allow it to refrigerate overnight for the best results.
- Mold the burger patties into 5 oz balls and gently press down until the desired size and thickness is reached.
- Heat a medium sized skillet with a dash of olive oil and fry these beauties until you’re satisfied.
- Prepare your bread rolls and garnish (lettuce, onion, cucumber, tomato etc.).
- Top your biltong burger with sliced avocado, a dash of pepper and the desired squeeze of lemon juice.
- Remember to brace yourself before taking that first unforgettable bite, then wipe away any happy tears.