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Designer Cooks: Mini Burgers With a Surprise

Last month, I introduced you to yet another Breadonbutter guest with another special profile. Maria, a designer at heart and professionally, cooked her delicious Mango Chicken and shared her recipe for us to enjoy. Today, she brings us her basic mini burger recipe – with a mini twist. You can see the way a designer thinks from how she presented the dish. Here’s the recipe.

What you’ll need (for 10 to 12 mini burgers):

– 500 grams of minced beef

– Spices of your choice – per Maria’s recommendations, you can make your own mix or simply buy the burger spices mix at the supermarket

– Ketchup, Mustard and Mayo

– Fresh mushrooms, sliced

– 3 medium onions, sliced

– 3 medium tomatoes, sliced

– 3 medium to large potatoes, sliced thinly or not, your choice

– Olive oil

– Pepper, Salt

– Mini hamburger bread (also bought ready from any place you prefer)

– Mozzarella or cheddar cheese, shredded

For the Coleslaw salad:

– 5 Carrots

– Half a cabbage

– Lemon juice

– Mayo

– Mustard

How to make it:

1) Add the spices to the meat and flatten it on a greased surface. Cut it into small round patties with a cup, then – here’s the twist- sandwich mozzarella or cheddar cheese between two patties


2) Make the cocktail sauce: in a saucer, mix the same quantities of ketchup and mustard OR ketchup and mayo OR all three of them

3) Cook the mushrooms in a pan with a tablespoon of olive oil until they’re brown and juicy

4) Do the same for the onions and tomatoes

5) Peel the potatoes and boil them for about 20 minutes, before placing them in the oven with a sprinkle of olive oil


6) For the bread to be hot and crispy, cut it in half and cook it on a pan for about 3 to 5 minutes, depending on how crispy you like it

7) And now for putting together the whole dish, I quote:

For the presentation, I constructed a sort of burger mini tower.  I also put together a 3-story burger that looks like a barbecue: Bread-Cocktail sauce-Meat-Mushrooms-Onions-Tomatoes-Bread-Cocktail sauce-Meat-Mushrooms-Onions-Tomatoes-Bread


Don’t you just love the way different minds think? 🙂

Serve with Coleslaw salad: Mix shredded carrots and cabbage with a lemon-mayo-mustard sauce (all the same quantities as well).