Australian-style hamburger

Australian style hamburger is what Aussies call a Burger With The Lot. It usually consists of a juicy beef patty in a bun served with cheese, sliced tomato, sliced, canned beetroot, onions, lettuce, bacon and an egg. Also called a Works Burger, they popped up in Australia in the 1960s and continue to be an institutional offering at most pubs, cafés, and restaurants there. Using the leanest beef you can find makes this a healthy family meal. It’s also great way to add some extra serves of fruit and vege into the day. The hamburger patties can be frozen too. Some versions are served with a slice of pineapple for that extra flavor of summer. I found this on an Australian website: sounds like a big tasty burger to me! The only thing that bugs me is that I’ve never tried an Australian style hamburger during my Aussie holiday… a good enough reason to go back there one day!

INGREDIENTSAustralian Style Hamburger
125 g beef, mince (ground meat)
1 egg
2 bacon, rashers
1 slice cheese
1 large slice onion
1 large slice tomato
1 large slice beetroot (beets)
1 pineapple ring
1 hamburger roll
Lettuce, to taste
Margarine & tomato sauce (ketchup), to taste

DIRECTIONS
Cut the hamburger roll in half and butter both halves. Toast both bun halves on the grill. Fry the meat patty, the bacon rashers and the onion. Flip the meat patty over and add cheese on top. Fry the egg.

Butter the bun and add tomato sauce to taste. Assemble the hamburger: lettuce, tomato, beetroot, onion, pineapple & the meat patty. Top your Australian style hamburger with bacon, egg, cheese and bun top.

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