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Fiery Chilli Pesto Burger & Chips

Fiery Chilli Pesto Burger & Chips

A spoonful of Sacla' Fiery Chilli Pesto really adds a kick of heat to this mouth-watering burger. Topped with crispy bacon, melting cheese and gherkins, it's the ultimate twist on a barbecue classic.
Profile Serves: 2
Icon/Time On the table in: 15 mins
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Ingredients

500g good quality beef mince
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
8 thin rashers smoked bacon
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 large gherkins, sliced thinly lengthways
200g Taleggio cheese, sliced
4 burger buns
¼ jar Sacla' Fiery Chilli Pesto
30g rocket leaves

    Method

    1. Place the minced beef, onion, garlic and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl and mix well with a good pinch of salt and ground black pepper. Set aside in the fridge for an hour or until you are ready to cook and serve.
    2. Meanwhile place the bacon rashers on a grill rack and place under the grill and cook until golden and crispy. Set aside.
    3. When ready to cook the burgers use wet hands and shape the mixture into four burgers. Brush both sides of the burgers with the vegetable oil.
    4. Heat a frying pan and add the burgers and cook for about 4 minutes each side. Add slices of gherkin to the top of each burger plus 2 rashers of bacon and slices of Taleggio cheese and place under the grill and cook for about a minute until melting and bubbling.
    5. Slice the burger buns and place under the grill to toast just lightly.
    6. To assemble the burgers spread a tablespoon of Fiery Chilli Pesto over the base of each burger bun, top with the burgers, bacon and cheese then a final topping of rocket leaves and the burger bun top.
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