Beefburgers & Sweet Potato Fries

serves 4

The ultimate BBQ party dish

Ingredients

    for the burgers

    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • ½ tbsp vegetable oil
    • 500g minced steak
    • 5 tbsp stout (or stock for an alcohol-free version)
    • 1 slice brown bread, crumbled
    • 2-3 stems flat-leaf parsley, stalks removed, chopped
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

    for the sweet potato fries

    • 2 large sweet potatoes, washed and cut into strips
    • 1 tbsp salt
    • 3 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 lime

    To Serve

    • 4 seed-topped brown rolls
    • 25g rocket
    • 1 red pepper, deseeded, cut into rings
    • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
    • 4 rings fresh pineapple
    • 1 large avocado, peeled, halved and sliced
    • 4 tbsp blue cheese dressing

Instructions

  1. Fry the onion in the oil in a frying pan for 5-6 minutes until golden.
  2. Mix the mince and stock (or stout) together, add the breadcrumbs, parsley, cooked onions, salt and pepper and mix well.
  3. Divide the beef mixture roughly into four and form each portion into a patty. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  4. Place the sweet potato strips into a pan of boiling water, cook for 5 minutes then drain. Place in a plastic bag, add the salt and oil and shake well until coated. Transfer the strips to the frying pan on the barbecue, close the barbecue lid and cook for about 25 minutes, turning once during cooking.
  5. When the sweet potatoes are halfway through cooking, barbecue the burgers over a medium heat for 12-15 minutes until cooked thoroughly.
  6. To serve, stack the burgers in the buns with the rocket, red pepper, onion, pineapple, avocado and dressing. Serve with the sweet potatoes, drizzled with a squeeze of lime juice.