Beautiful brioche buns with a juicy beef burger patty made with tasty cheese, Cheds crackers instead of breadcrumbs and topped with mozzarella cheese. I have used Cheds crackers as realised on my way home from the shops that I did not have breadcrumbs. I then got home and found I did not have any eggs either so I added the extra tasty cheese in the hopes it would help bind the beef patty.
For the beef patties 500g beef mince
3/4 cup of cheds crackers crushed (about 7 crackers)
1/3 cup of tasty cheese grated
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
For the aioli 3 tablespoons of egg mayonnaise
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1 tablespoon of water (optional to thin out the mayonnaise)
4 brioche buns
1 red onion thinly sliced
1 tomato thinly sliced
1 bunch of cos lettuce washed and dried
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Add your Cheds crackers to a blender or processor and process until a fine crumb is formed (about 10 seconds).
In a large mixing bowl add the beef mince, garlic, dried oregano, Cheds crackers, tasty cheese, salt and pepper.
Mix well to combine all ingredients.
In a large fry pan add the olive oil and heat on high.
Divide the beef mixture into four portions and shape into patties.
Add the beef patties to the pan one at a time, and cook for about 20 seconds before adding the next one to keep the heat in the pan.
Cook the patties for about 1-2 minutes until golden before flipping to the other side.
Cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes also to ensure the patty stays together and will not fall apart.
Add a lid to the pan leaving it slightly off so air can enter the pan so it will fry the patties and not steam them.
Turn the heat down to medium, and cook for 10 minutes.
While the burgers are cooking you can prepare the toppings for the burger.
To make the aioli add the mayonnaise, minced garlic and water (if using) to a small bowl and mix well.
Cut brioche buns in half and spread about 1 tablespoon of aioli on to each bun.
Next add a piece of cos lettuce on to each bun.
Sprinkle each slice of tomato with salt to taste and place on top of the lettuce then finish with the sliced red onion.
After 10 minutes of cooking the patties remove from the pan and place on a baking tray lined with paper and place into your oven on 160 degrees Celsius fan forced or 180 degrees Celsius non fan forced for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes place a slice of mozzarella cheese on top and place back in the oven just to melt the cheese.
Place the mozzarella on top
To check if the patties are cooked through, you can cut one in half to check, or you can keep them in tact and use a meat thermometer to check it is cooked through. The temperature should be 73 degrees Celsius when cooked through.
To finish top each bun with a beef patty and place the top half of the bun on top. Serve and enjoy.