There is nothing worse than eating a burger and all the filling falls off. It's just too messy for me. So what I have done is used this cool meat press to make stuffed burgers. This way every bite has bacon, pineapple and cheese.
Ingredients 500 g beef mince
1/2 cup grated three cheese blend
6 tablespoons diced bacon
2 slices of canned pineapple diced
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
1 brown onion diced
2 large tomatoes thinly sliced
1 bunch of baby cos lettuce (or 6 baby cos leaves) washed and dried
1/2 teaspoon of garlic
1/4 cup of whole egg mayonnaise
3 sesame seed bread rolls
3 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of rice bran oil
Special Utensils Stufz burger press device available on ebay see picture below recipe
In a large bowl add beef mince and diced onion, season with pepper and mix well to combine.
Divide the beef mince into thirds.
Next take one portion and halve it.
Spray the base and the inside of the lid of the Stufz burger press so that the meat doesn't stick.
Place half in the bottom of the Stufz burger device.
Place the lid down an press firmly to make rim of the burger pattie making room to add filling in the middle.
Pull up the burger press lid. At this stage if it's pressed down firmly enough it will have made a rim and it will be deep enough inside to fill with the bacon, pineapple and cheese.
Burger pattie base ready to fill
Next add in about 1 -2 tablespoons of bacon (depending how much bacon you like) on top of the beef mince.
Next top with one tablespoon of pineapple and then finally some grated cheese about two tablespoons is good.
Burger stuffed with bacon, pineapple and cheese
Now place on top the second half of the portion of mince.
Using your hands press the edges of the meat around to seal it.
Place the top piece of the device in and press down to fully seal the meat together.
Stuffed burger pattie fully sealed
In a large fry pan add 1 tablespoon of rice bran oil and heat on low.
Repeat the process to make a the other two burger patties and when ready place each gently into the oil so it doesn't splash.
Cook burgers for one to two minutes on medium heat.
Flip the burgers over and cook again for another one to two minutes*
Repeat the process for the last burger pattie.
Transfer the burgers to a baking tray lined with aluminium foil.
Bake the burgers on low heat about 140 degrees celcius fan forced for thirty minutes to cook all the way through.
While burgers are cooking prepare the salad.
In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise and garlic to make aioli to spread on the buns.
Cut each bun in half horizontally and spread a little butter on to each side of the bun and set aside.
When all burgers are cooked and the excess oil has been drained start to assemble them to eat.
For each bun place down one cos lettuce leaf and then two slices of tomato.
When burgers are cooked remove from the oven and set aside for 1-2 minutes to cool slightly.
Burger cut in half looks like this. Yum!
Place each bun with a burger pattie, and finally finish with aioli.
Add any extra condiments you like. Tomato sauce and mustard are good on this too.
Place the top of the bun on and dig in, you won't be disappointed.