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Drunken Aussie Beef Burgers

Eat your burger the Aussie way this summer, by adding beetroot, pineapple, and a fried egg
Aussie Burger

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We can learn a lot from the Australian way of cooking and building burgers, as this recipe shows.

This recipe is courtesy of Café Delites.


  • 1 Pound beef mince
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 Cup beer
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 rashers of bacon, fat removed
  • 1/2 Ounce onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices canned pineapple
  • Handful of arugula
  • 8 slices beetroot
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 4 burger buns
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise


Using your hands, combine the beef, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and beer together in a medium bowl, until well mixed. Divide into 4 parts, and mold them into 1-inch thick patties.

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear burgers on both sides until golden and cooked to desired doneness.

While the burgers are frying, fry the onion and bacon in a separate pan, until the onion is transparent, and the bacon is crisp. Transfer bacon and onion to a paper towel.

Wipe the pan used for the onion and bacon with paper towel. Add a drizzle of olive oil. Crack the eggs into the pan and fry until cooked to your liking.

When the burger patties are done, transfer them onto a warmed plate. Wipe the pan with paper towel, and add the pineapple rings. Fry for 1 minute on each side, until caramelized.

To assemble, layer the base of each bun in this order: arugula, beetroot slices, burger patties, Cheddar, pineapple rings, bacon, onions, tomato, fried egg. Drizzle with ketchup and mayonnaise, and top with the remaining half of the bun. Serve immediately.