Tuesday, 14 June 2016

RECIPE - Chipotle Burgers

Actually, these burgers needn't be Chipotle ones - this is a really neat way of using up that half bottle of  any kind of BBQ sauce that's sitting in the fridge because the weather turned wet just after you started it (that's the British summer for you!) - what really matters is that you make your mayo mixture with the same sauce you grill the burgers with, so you get the flavour running through every bite! For the sake of the photo I've gone topless (ooh madam!) so you can see how beautiful it looks all stacked up before you squish the top of the bun onto it and take that first glorious bite.....

Ingredients (serves 2)

2 burger buns (being flashy, I used home made onion bread rolls)
2 burgers (also being flashy, I used Wild Boar and Apple burgers which I found on a freezer dive)
4 tablespoons chipotle flavoured barbecue sauce
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 torpedo shallot, finely chopped
1 lime, juice only
2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
a pinch of salt
3 spring onions, finely sliced
1 small avocado
30g Cheddar cheese, coarsely grated

Brush the burgers with 2 tablespoons of the barbecue sauce. If you have time, leave them for an hour or so to absorb the flavour of the sauce. Heat the grill.

Make the Chipotle mayo by simply mixing 1 tablespoonful of the Chipotle barbecue sauce with the mayonnaise (bottled mayonnaise is fine for this recipe). There will be more mayo than you need - use the rest as a dip for chips or crudités.

Make the salsa by mixing together the shallot, tomatoes, salt and lime juice. If you like fresh coriander, you can add some - I can't use it as Mark is allergic to it.

Grill the burgers until done to your preference, brushing the remaining barbecue sauce over when they are half cooked. Slice the avocado and halve the rolls while they cook, and spread the rolls with some of the Chipotle mayo.

Serve a burger on each roll topped with sliced avocado, salsa, grated cheese and spring onions.

This is my entry to #KitchenClearout at Madhouse Family Reviews - the perfect place to share ideas for all those odds and ends left in the fridge and cupboards


Cara said...

I want a burger now! Cara x

Cheryl Pasquier said...

These look and sound totally delicious - great idea to add matching sauce to the mayo. Have you got the recipe for the onion bread rolls on your blog? They sound gorgeous too :)