Avo-stuffed Beef Burgers on Garlic Sweet Potato Chips
Everyone knows avo is delicious on a burger, so why not put it inside a burger… Yum!
1kg beef mince (R55)
1 egg (R2)
1 avo (R4)
2 sweet potatoes (R14)
Salt, pepper, mixed herbs and garlic spice to taste
Olive oil for cooking
Total Estimated Price: R75
Portions: 5-6 patties, size dependent
1. Preheat your oven to 200.
2. Slice your sweet potatoes into lays style chips, about 5mm thick. Try and keep them more or less the same size, but don’t panic if some are too thick or thin – sweet potato is very forgiving.
3. Throw your sweet potato chips onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with olive oil and season generously with salt, pepper and garlic flakes.
4. Mix them around to spread the spice and coating before laying them out flat on the tray.
5. Pop them into the oven for 15-20 minutes, flipping them half way. They will brown slightly around the edges when done.
6. Crack an egg, salt, pepper and spices into your mince. You can use the mince packaging to save on dirty dishes. Use your hands to mix it all together.
7. Grab a palm-sized chunk of mince and roll it into a ball. Gently flatten the patty using your hands, press down in the centre to hollow it out slightly, making space for where your avo will go. (Note: it’s not advised to press the patty directly onto a counter or board as it can get stuck, so do the shaping in your hands.)
8. Slice your avo into thin slices and layer them in the centre of your patty. Make another ball and repeat the same steps to get the patty shape.
9. Place on top, and pinch gently yet thoroughly around the edges to seal the patty.
10. Place a pan on high heat and cook your patties in olive oil for about 7minutes on either side.
11. Leave to stand for a few minutes before serving on a bed of sweet potato chips. If you have any avo leftover, chuck it on top for good measure.