Beef Burgers on Pretzel Buns with Cheddar Sauce & Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds
- Prep time: 25 minutes
- Calories: 700
- 60 Grams of Tasty Cheese (grated)
- 2 Pretzel Burger Buns
- 1 Small Bunch of Thyme
- 1 Pickles
- 350 Grams of Sweet Potato (small)
- 300 Grams of Beef Mince
- 3 Tablespoons of Panko Bread Crumbs
- 1 Tablespoons of Butter (pantry)
- 1 Tablespoons of Plain Flour
- 0.5 Cups of Milk (pantry)
- 1.5 Tablespoons of Whole Grain Mustard
- 0.5 Baby Cos Lettuce
- 1 Tomato (small)
Prepare Ingredients:Preheat the oven to 200°C. Wash the fresh produce. Slice the burger buns in half lengthwise. Pick the thyme leaves; discarding stems. Slice pickle lengthwise. Slice tomato into rings and roughly tear lettuce leaves. Thinly slice the sweet potato in to ½ cm thick rounds.
Bake Sweet Potatoes:On a lined baking tray, season the sweet potato with salt and pepper, and enough olive oil to thoroughly coat. Arrange in a single layer and bake for about 15 minutes or until browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle with thyme.
Make Burger Patties:While the sweet potatoes roast, in a large bowl, combine the beef and breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly to combine. Divide to form 2 equal patties. Set aside.
Make Cheese Sauce:In a small pot, completely melt the butter on medium heat. Add the flour, whisking constantly, 1-2 minutes, or until golden. Slowly whisk in the milk. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce the heat to low, slowly add the cheese and cook, whisking constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the sauce is smooth and lumps are removed. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper (TIP: you can add in half of the mustard at this point - it is up to you) . Set aside in a warm place.
Cook Burgers:Heat olive oil in a large non stick pan on medium until hot. Add the burger patties and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side for medium, or to your preferred doneness. (You can check the doneness by cutting a small slit in 1 of the burgers.) Transfer the burgers to a plate, leaving any drippings in the pan, and let rest for at least 5 minutes.
You Plate It:In the same pan, on medium-high heat, place the pretzel buns, cut side down, toast until slightly browned and warmed. Spread mustard onto the bottom of each bun. Lay a burger on top and divide the cheese sauce onto each patty. (If necessary, reheat the cheese sauce with a little more milk on low.) Top with lettuce, sliced tomato and pickle. Serve with the sweet potato rounds on the side. Enjoy!