Beef and Bacon Burger with Harissa Cream Cheese


Beef and Bacon Burgers

Limahl Asmall

"These awesome burgers combine beef and bacon (because bacon makes everything better), and are topped with a spiced harissa cream-cheese sauce that adds a fantastic flavour and extra juiciness. These are our go-to 'game-night' burgers."

Cook Time: 30 mins | Servings: 2 | Difficulty: easy

1 red onion, extra finely sliced into half moons
1 large shallot, finely sliced
1/2 tsp salt
100g cream cheese
100g ricotta cheese
1 1/2 tsp harissa paste
1 1/2 tsp chilli sauce
1/2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small white onion, very finely diced
1 small red onion, very finely diced
1 clove garlic, monced
250g beef mince
250g pork mince
4 rashers bacon
4 sundried tomatoes
pinch salt and pepper
1/2 iceberg lettuce, shredded

  1. Place the onion in a bowl and mix with the salt. Toss together and leave to pickle while you prepare the burgers. In a separate small bowl, combine the cream cheese, harissa and honey.
  2. Add the oil to a non-stick frying pan and sauté the onion and garlic until soft and translucent. Add to a large bowl along with the beef mince and a good pinch salt and pepper. Mix well until combined then form two burgers.
  3. Get the frying pan medium-hot and fry the burgers and bacon. Depending on how rare you like your burgers, cook them for between 5–8 minutes, flipping them over halfway. If the bacon cooks first simply pile it on top of the burgers to keep warm.
  4. Toast the burger buns. Add a quarter of the harissa cream cheese to the base followed by shredded lettuce and sliced tomatoes (if using). Add the pickled red onion, burger and another quarter harissa cream cheese on top, and finally, two slices crispy bacon. Enjoy!

1 sliced tomato, 2 fried eggs

You can barbecue these burgers over a medium hot heat for 3–4 minutes each side.

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