Beef Burgers on Pretzel Buns with Cheddar Sauce & Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds
- Prep time: 35 minutes
- Calories: 700
- 60 g of Tasty Cheese (grated)
- 2 of Pretzel Burger Buns
- 1 Small Bunch of Thyme
- 1 of Pickles
- 350 g of Sweet Potato (small)
- 300 g of Beef Mince
- 3 Tbsp of Panko Bread Crumbs
- 1 Tbsp of Butter (pantry)
- 1 Tbsp of Plain Flour
- 1⁄2 Cup of Milk (pantry)
- 1 1⁄2 Tbsp of Whole Grain Mustard
- 1⁄2 of Baby Cos Lettuce
- 1 of Tomato (small)
- 1⁄2 Tbsp of Burger Spice Mix
Prepare Ingredients:Preheat the oven to 200°C. Slice the burger buns in half lengthwise. Pick the thyme leaves, discarding stems. Slice pickle lengthwise. Slice tomato into rounds and roughly tear lettuce leaves. Thinly slice sweet potato into 1⁄2 cm thick rounds.
Bake Sweet Potatoes:On a lined baking tray, season 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, combine the beef, spice mix, any remaining thyme (to taste) and breadcrumbs in a large bowl. 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, melt butter on medium heat. Add flour, whisking constantly, 1-2 minutes or until golden. Slowly whisk in milk. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently until thickened. Reduce heat to low. Slowly add cheese, whisking constantly until smooth without lumps. Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper. Set aside in a warm place.
Cook Burgers:Heat olive oil in a large nonstick pan on medium until hot. Add 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 over medium-high heat, place the pretzel buns, cut side down and toast until slightly browned and warmed. Spread mustard on the bottom of each bun. Lay a burger on top and divide the cheese sauce between burgers. Top with lettuce, sliced tomato and pickle. Serve with the sweet potato rounds on the side. Enjoy!