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Ultimate bacon cheeseburgers

Total Time
25 min
10 min
15 min


Dried mushrooms

30 g, porcini variety, sliced

Extra lean beef mince, raw

300 g

Streaky bacon rasher raw

140 g, (4 x 44g), fat trimmed, halved lengthways


170 g, brown variety, finely chopped

Red onion

1 small, half coarsely grated, half finely chopped

Extra light cheddar cheese

2 tbs, grated, (30g), grated

Dijon mustard

1 tbs


1 large, thinly sliced

Butter lettuce

20 g, use 4 leaves

White bread roll

200 g, (4 x 50g), split, toasted

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)


  1. Place porcini in a small bowl and cover with hot water. Stand for 15 minutes or until softened. Drain. Rinse under cool running water to remove any grit. Drain and pat dry with paper towel. Chop.
  2. Meanwhile, arrange 4 slices bacon in a single layer between papertowels on a plate. Microwave on high (100%) for 30 seconds or until partially cooked but still flexible. Drain on paper towel. Repeat with remaining bacon.
  3. Preheat grill on medium-high heat. Lightly spray a baking tray with oil. Place mince, porcini, Swiss brown mushroom and grated onion in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. With damp hands, shape mixture into 4 patties. Wrap 2 bacon strips crisscrossstyle around each patty, tucking ends of bacon underneath. Place patties on prepared tray.
  4. Cook patties, turning halfway through, for 12 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Sprinkle with cheddar and cook for 30 seconds or until cheese melts.
  5. To serve, spread base of rolls with mustard. Top with tomato, patties, chopped onion, lettuce leaves and roll tops.