Chorizo Burgers

Frankies BBQ
Frankies BBQ
Frankies in Action
Frankies in Action
My Version!
My Version!

About a month or so ago I took a trip home to head to the Taste of West Cork Food Festival. I tried lots of nice stuff & bought quite the bounty of local artisan food produce. However, after that trip my mind kept wandering back to a chorizo burger I ate from Frankies BBQ. It was a revelation! Chorizo in a burger? Who knew! It’s super easy to make, but fools all those you’re cooking for in to thinking that you’re a real pro! Yes I know I am just talking about a burger, but these are seriously delicious. I recreated it using Gubbeen chorizo (at this point people must think I have an obsession with Gubbeen… and I do, so shoot me.) Coupled with some homemade garlic mayo and a few tasty extras, this really is one tasty burger. I recreated them when I was back in Dublin, and used the Bretzel Bakery’s onion baps which are amazing. I didn’t make a side with these as they are so big, but if you’re ravenous, wedge some sweet potatoes and sprinkle with oil & smoked paprika and bake for 40 minutes or until soft, the garlic mayo is perfect for dipping wedges into too!

Ingredients (Makes 6 small or 4 large burgers):

350g minced beef

150g chorizo minced (I just unpeeled the skin from my chorizo sausage & roughly grated in to bits)

1 small onion finely chopped

1 egg

Salt & pepper

1 avocado sliced

1 tomato sliced

Mixed salad leaves

Bread Baps

Ballymaloe Country Relish

Sliced Cheese (I used Gubbeen smoked cheese… the smokiness went with the chorizo quite well)

 

For the Garlic Mayo:

2 egg yolks

1 tbsp Dijon Mustard

Small pinch salt

2 crushed garlic cloves

300ml nut oil (the milder flavour of this is less overpowering than olive oil- alternatively you can blend the two)

  1. For the garlic mayo: Whisk together the egg yolks, mustard, salt and garlic. Slowly whisk in the oil bit by bit, then give it one nice last whisk and it should emulsify in to a nice thick garlic mayo.
  2. Mix together the chorizo, steak mince, onion, egg yolk, salt & pepper. Form in to burger patties.
  3. Fry patties in a little olive, turning to cook through. Meanwhile pop the bread baps into the oven for a few minutes to warm and very lightly toast.
  4. When the burgers are done place the sliced cheese on top to let them melt slightly.
  5. Spread one half of your bread with your garlic mayo, and the other with Ballymaloe relish. Pop the burgers in and top with your tomato, avocado, lettuce and enjoy!
Ready to Mix
Ready to Mix
Meaty Mix
Meaty Mix
Pretty Little Patties!
Pretty Little Patties!

 

Tasty Toppings
Tasty Toppings
Whisk in Oil
Whisk in Oil
Garlic Mayo
Garlic Mayo
The Assembly Line
The Assembly Line
These Are Not For The Fainthearted
These Are Not For The Fainthearted
Yum Yum
Yum Yum

6 thoughts on “Chorizo Burgers”

  1. Hi Emma, I found your blog while searching for some burger inspiration and we have made them twice now – very tasty! Some of your other recipes looks great so hope to try some more! Lisa

    1. Hi Lisa, I’m delighted you liked them! I love chorizo, I think it makes everything taste delicious! I hope you find some other recipes on my blog that you enjoy as much. I have another pretty tasty burger recipe going up in the New Year- you can sign up for the email updates and get them sent straight to your inbox 🙂 Thanks for the comment 🙂

    2. Hi.I’m Frankie. I invented this burger. They are not a bad copy. But to get the real El Toro Loco (that’s the name of this burger) come to Schull to Frankie’s Gourmet Take Away.

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