British beef and chorizo burger
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
200g (7oz) fresh chorizo sausage
400g (14oz) beef mince
1 small red onion, chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
75g (3oz) strong Cheddar, sliced
4 crusty rolls
4 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tomatoes, sliced
½ small red onion, sliced
2 large gherkins, sliced
1 Squeeze the chorizo sausage meat from the casings and discard the skin. Place in a bowl along with the beef, onion, oregano, garlic and tomato ketchup. Season well and combine well – again use your hands here. Shape into four burgers.
2 Preheat the grill to high. Place the burgers on the grill pan and cook for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally until cooked through. Place a piece of cheese on each and grill for a moment until oozing. To serve, place a roll on each plate and spread the base with a little mayo. Top each with some tomato, then add a burger. Top with sliced onion and some gherkin.
When you shape your burgers create an indent in the centre of each – this will prevent the burgers from turning into ‘cannon balls’ when cooking!