Date posted: 29/04/2024

Americana prime time beef burger

The Ultimate British beef burger. Served in an Americana brioche bun!

  • Serves 1
  • Timing: 40 mins
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For the beef patty
Prime Aberdeen Angus beef mince 1kg
Onion, finely chopped 1
Everyday Favourites free range egg 1
Sunflower oil 1.5 tbsp
For the bacon and onion jam
Wiltshire oak-smoked streaky bacon 12
White onion, finely sliced 1
Garlic clove, crushed 1
Light brown sugar 40g
Somerset cider vinegar 1 tbsp
Derbyshire honey 1 tbsp
For the burger sauce
Everyday Favourites mayonnaise 3 tbsp
Everyday Favourites tomato ketchup 2 tbsp
Cornichons, finely chopped 25g
American mustard 1 tbsp
For the assembly
Americana Brioche Burger Bun 5” 4
Curly leaf lettuce 1
Slices of Cornish cheddar 8
British vine tomatoes 2
Pickles, sliced 100g


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To make the beef burgers
  1. Mix 1kg of beef mince into a bowl with 1 diced onion and 1 egg, then mix.
  2. Divide the mixture into eight. Carefully roll the mixture into balls, each about the size of a tennis ball.
  3. Set in the palm of your hand and gently squeeze down to flatten into patties about 3cm thick. Make sure all the burgers are the same thickness so they cook evenly.
  4. Put on a plate, cover with cling film, and leave in the fridge to firm up for at least 30 mins.
  5. Heat the griddle or frying pan to a high heat. Lightly brush one side of each burger with sunflower oil and place in pan. Working quickly, cover with a square of baking parchment and carefully use a second pan to press the beef patties down – be careful of the heat and rising steam as you do this. Keep the patties pressed down for about 10 secs, then remove the weight and the paper, and leave the burger to cook for 2 mins more. Turn the patties and press down using a spatula, cooking for another 1 min.
    For the bacon and onion jam
  1. Fry the bacon and transfer to a plate, leaving the fat in the pan, cook the onion in the bacon fat until soft. Stir in the garlic, sugar, cider vinegar, honey, and the bacon. Cook slowly for 25-30 mins, until thick and syrupy.
  2. Turn off the heat, leave to cool for a few mins, then tip everything into a food processor. Pulse briefly to chop into small pieces, then leave to cool before packing it into one sterilised jar.
  To make the burger sauce
  1. For the burger sauce, mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, cornichons, and mustard, then set aside.
  To assemble
  1. Toast the Americana brioche bun.
  2. Add burger sauce to the base and layer on the lettuce.
  3. Add two beef patties with cheddar (one on top of the other).
  4. Add the bacon and onion jam.
  5. Add two slices of tomato and pickled cucumbers.
  6. Top with the Americana brioche bun lid.
    Recipe hack: Use pre-made patty, bacon and onion jam or burger sauce for convenience.
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