Recipe: Blue cheese, beef and avo mini burgers

By Amanda Laird

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Blue cheese, beef and avocado mini burgers. Photo / Babiche Martens
Blue cheese, beef and avocado mini burgers. Photo / Babiche Martens

Makes 6

2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 Tbsp olive oil, plus extra to fry the burgers
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, finely diced
600g prime beef mince
2 tsp rosemary, finely chopped
1 small carrot, grated
1 Tbs English mustard
1 egg
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 dinner rolls

Blue cheese
1 avocado
Cos lettuce
Tomato relish or sauce

1 Heat a frypan and toast the seeds until fragrant then grind in a mortar and pestle.

2 Heat the olive oil and fry the garlic and onion until golden and soft.

3 Combine the seeds, onion, garlic, mince, rosemary, carrot, mustard, egg and breadcrumbs.

Season well then form into small patties.

4 Preheat the grill. Halve the dinner rolls and place on an oven tray. Top half with blue cheese.

5 Heat the frypan and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Fry the patties turning once for approximately 5 minutes, depending on the size. Lightly grill the rolls until golden and the cheese has melted.

6 Assemble with the lettuce, patties, slices of avocado and a spoonful of relish or sauce.

- NZ Herald

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