Beef Burger With Hand Cured Bacon & Smoked Tomato Relish

Cuisine: Australian   Serves: 4

Preparation: 30 Mins   Cooking: 10 Mins

Ingredients

  • 4 Barossa Fine Foods Beef Burgers
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • 2 Zimmy's Pickles, sliced
  • 200g Barossa Fine Foods Hand Cured Bacon
  • 200g Mozzarella, sliced
  • Salad Leaves
  • Shoe String Fries, to serve

Smoked Cherry Tomato Relish

  • 2 tbls Olive Oil
  • 2 Brown Onions, chopped
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, Finely chopped
  • 2 ½ tbls Smoked Paprika
  • 4 x 400gm (cans) Cherry Tomatoes
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ⅓ Cup Tomato Paste
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Cracked Black Pepper

Method

  1. To make the relish, in a large heavy based saucepan over a medium heat sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil until soft and fragrant, add the smoked paprika and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the cherry tomatoes, water, brown sugar, tomato paste and black pepper, stir well to combine. Reduce heat to a very gentle simmer.
  3. Allow to simmer covered for 1 ½ hours with the lid on, storing occasionally. Remove the lid and continue to simmer for a further 20-30 minutes or until the relish is a thick consistency. Taste and season with sea salt.
  4. Heat a grill pan over medium heat or a BBQ plate & cook the burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked through, while they’re cooking add the bacon to the pan. Toast the buns.
  5. Place the sliced mozzarella cheese on the burger & melt under the griller, add the pickles, bacon & the smoked cherry tomato relish, serve with shoe string fries.

Cook's Tip

  1. Store the cherry tomato relish pre-sterilised jars or keep in the fridge for one week.