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Irish Beef Burgers with Guacamole Recipe

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Irish Beef Burgers with Guacamole Recipe
Photo © Bord Bia
It's hard to beat a good homemade burger. The success of making them yourself depends on the meat you use. In this Irish Beef Burger recipe the meat used is Irish beef (the clue is in the name of course) and the recipe comes courtesy of Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board. You can of course use the best beef you have to hand.

These burgers are delicious when cooked on the barbie if the sun shining, or using a griddle or heavy based frying pan. The success to a good burger is to not overcook the meat which will make it dry and tough, and leave the burger to rest before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • For the Burgers
  • 500g 1 lb 2oz) round steak, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely grated onion
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Handful of fresh coriander leaves, plus extra to garnish
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 small soft multi-seed white rolls
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 little Gem lettuce, broken into leaves
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • For the guacamole:
  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tomato peeled, de seeded and chopped
  • A few drops of Tabasco sauce
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation:

  • Place the steak, onion, mustard and coriander in a food processor, add a half a teaspoon of salt then blend together until all the ingredients are combined, be careful not to over-mix. Divide the mixture into 6, then lightly dampen your hands with cold water and shape the mixture into six burgers. Place the burgers onto a plate, cover with clingfilm and pop them into the fridge until needed, this also helps them to firm them up.
  • Preheat a griddle or frying pan (if using) on a high heat for about 4 minutes. Turn the heat down to medium and brush the heated pan with olive oil. Add the burgers.
  • Using a spatula, lightly press down onto them, to make sure each burger is in full contact with the griddle. Cook for around 3-4 minutes on each side or to your personal liking – you may need to cook them in two batches.
  • To make the guacamole: cut the avocado in half, scoop out the flesh and mash roughly with a fork. Add the garlic, the lime juice and tomato and mix thoroughly. Finally add the Tabasco to your taste and season lightly.
  • Once the burgers are cooked place onto another plate. Wipe the griddle pan clean with kitchen paper. Halve your white rolls and lightly toast in the griddle pan.
  • Smear the bottom of each bun with a little mayonnaise, top with the lettuce, tomato slices, red onion and finally a burger. Add a good dollop of the guacamole. Scatter over the coriander and place the white roll tops to the side to serve

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