The famous Aussie Burger with the Lot is served in pubs, fish & chip shops and restaurants around the country. This burger consists of a juicy beef patty in a bun served with with cheese, sliced tomato, sliced, canned beetroot, onions, lettuce, bacon and an egg. Some versions are served with a slice of pineapple for that extra flavour of summer.
- 500 g beef mince, lean, if possible
- 2 medium onions, 1 finely diced, the other cut into rings
- 2 cloves garlic , finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons tomato sauce, ketchup
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 6 leaves iceberg lettuce, shredded (or pieces,if preferred)
- 4 slices cheddar cheese, or Swiss cheese, if preferred
- 1 large ripe tomato, ripe tomato, sliced
- 4 large eggs, for frying
- 8 slices beetroot, drained
- 8 pineapple rings, drained (optional)
- 6 rashers bacon
- 4 sesame-seed hamburger buns
- 8 tablespoons mayonnaise, for serving
- 8 tablespoons tomato sauce (ketchup), for serving
- Finely chop 1 onion and place it in a bowl with the beef mince, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, parsley, egg and salt. Mix well to combine. Shape the mixture into four large patties, place on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, slice the remaining onion into rings and fry in half of canola oil over a medium-low heat. Cook for 15 minutes or until light golden and tender. Set aside
- Heat the remaining oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan. Once the oil is swirling in the pan, add two beef patties. Fry for about 5-6 minutes on each side or until browned.
- Place a piece of cheese on each patty while they're still in the fry-pan (after flipping). Let the cheese melt a little and then remove the patties using a spatula. Place them on a plate and loosely cover in foil to keep warm. Repeat cooking process with the remaining two meat patties.
- Discard most of the oil from the pan and then fry the eggs until desired doneness. (Ideally they should still have a runny yolk)
- Meanwhile, preheat grill on high. Place the hamburger buns, cut-side up, under preheated grill and toast for 30 seconds, each side, or until golden (you may have to do this in batches, depending on the size of your grill).
- Finally assemble the hamburgers by spreading on mayonnaise on the bottom bun, followed by lettuce, sliced tomato,beetroot slices, a patty and cheese, fried onion, bacon, a fried egg and finally, a squirt of tomato sauce. Cover with the hamburger bun tops.
- Serve immediately with a side of fries