"I've eaten many strange and scrumptious dishes in my time… I've eaten fresh Mudburgers by the greatest cooks there are." – The Centipede
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
For the patties:
500g minced beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp BBQ sauce
60g zucchini, grated
60g fresh spinach, chopped
1 egg, beaten
Salt and pepper, to taste
6 soft brioche buns
50g tasty cheese, grated
50g carrot, grated
In a mixing bowl, break up the beef mince with your hands. Add in the onion, tomato paste, BBQ sauce, zucchini, and spinach, and season with the salt and pepper. Gently mix together.
Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Split the mixture into 6 equal portions before shaping into flat patties.
Grill the patties on medium high for 4-5 minutes on each side.
Cut the brioche buns in half and lightly toast under the grill.
Mix the cheese, carrot and mayonnaise together and spoon onto the brioche bun. Add your patty and top with BBQ sauce, lettuce and tomato.
If the beef mince begins to stick to your hands while forming the patties, try wetting your hands with a small amount of water.
Burgers should always be thoroughly cooked, and should not be served rare or pink. A good guide is to insert a skewer to the thickest part; if it is ready to eat the juice will be clear.
"A little magic can take you a long way." – Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach, the BFG, Matilda and The Twits – these are just a few of the childhood favourites written by the much-loved Roald Dahl. As well as being a brilliant storyteller, Dahl was a huge food lover who created many marvellous recipes, inspiring generations beyond his years with both his literature and his quirky kitchen creations.
To celebrate Roald Dahl's birthday on 13th September, Australian Beef has partnered with The Grounds of Alexandria to bring two of his famous recipes to life. Let your imagination run wild as you create fresh beef Mudburgers inspired by James and the Giant Peach (mud optional) and the squiggliest of wormy pasta with meatballs from The Twits.
The Grounds of Alexandria head chef, Paul McGrath, says: "Dahl's books are enjoyed by young and old the world over, and reading his magical stories to my children is always a memorable time. I've always been inspired by Dahl's imagination so it was exciting to create these beef recipes that pay homage to his magical stories. They are easy to cook up with the family and also offer a healthy choice with lots of hidden veggies packed in – just don't tell the kids!"
Not only are these recipes easy to create at home, but from Monday 10th – 17th September Sydneysiders can head to The Grounds of Alexandria to try out the scrumdiddlyumptious dishes first hand at the urban sanctuary.
For additional recipe inspiration, visit www.australianbeef.com.au.