aldi wagyu burgers
Aldi Wagyu Burgers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
A juicy, tender Wagyu beef burger served with avocado & bacon.
Course: Main Course, Meat
Cuisine: American
Keyword: wagyu burgers
Servings: 2
Author: Laura Scott
Ingredients
  • For the burgers:)
  • 2 Aldi wagyu beef burgers
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 Brioche burger buns
  • 1 Smashed avocado
  • 4 slices Candied bacon.
  • For the candied bacon:)
  • 1 packet Smoked streaky bacon
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp Light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard.
  • For the smashed avocado:)
  • 1 Avocado the pulp smashed with a fork,
  • 1/2 Lemon juiced
  • 1/2 red chilli de-seeded & finely chopped
  • For the baked onion rings:)
  • 2 medium White onions peeled, kept whole then sliced into chunky rings and the layers separated,
  • 150 ml Buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp Wholemeal flour
  • 4 tbsp Masa harina Mexican flour or polenta,
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • Olive oil spray
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. For the baked onion rings:)
  2. Place the onion rings and the buttermilk into a shallow container, mix well and leave to soak for up to 12 hours but 4 hours will do,

  3. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees then measure the flours, salt & pepper into a bowl and dip the onion rings into it coating each piece with some of the mixture. Place them onto a lined baking tray and spray with olive oil spray,

  4. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes turning the onions over half way through cooking and spray with a little more oil,

  5.  After 30 minutes remove from the oven, sprinkle with the smoked paprika and eat with the burger.

  6. For the smashed avocado:)
  7. Scoop the avocado flesh into a bowl, season well, add in the lemon juice and the chilli (if using) then set aside.

  8. For the candied bacon:)

  9. Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees,

  10. Measure the maple syrup, brown sugar and mustard into a bowl then add in the bacon and coat each piece in the sauce,

  11. Transfer the bacon to a lined baking tray then bake in the oven for 25 minutes until it is beginning to brown around the edges then set aside.

  12. For the burgers:)
  13. Heat 2tbsp oil in a saucepan and brown the burgers briefly on each side before transferring to the oven (in the pan) to finish off cooking for 15 minutes,

  14. Remove from the oven and place the burgers in the brioche buns, to with smashed avocado and candied bacon. Serve with the onion rings and sauces of your choice.

Recipe Notes

You could soak the onions and marinade the bacon the day before but prepare the smashed avocado at the last minute or it will discolour - even with the added lemon juice.
There will be leftover candied bacon which you can enjoy over the next day or two. It is also good with eggs or in salad or as part of a sandwich filling.