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Tom Lynch’s burger recipe

CPSU General Secretary Tom Lynch is this weeks recipe contributor.

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Beef Burger with Corn Salsa, Smashed Avocado and Caramalised Onions

Beef Burger

500g lean beef mince
½ cup of fresh herbs (finely chopped)
1 egg
2 tablespoons of tomato sauce
1 tablespoon of worchestire sauce
½ teaspoon of ground coriander
½ teaspoon of ground cumin
salt and pepper
sesame seeds
bread roll

Combine all the ingredients except the sesame seeds in a bowl.  Cover and rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Form into burgers (about 100g) and roll in sesame seeds until well coated.  Place on a BBQ plate and only turn once.  Will need about 5 minutes each side.  Don’t overcook.
Just before serving cut the bread roll in half and place cut side down on the BBQ until browned

Corn Salsa

1 cob of corn
10 cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
handful of coriander leaves (roughly chopped)
½ a lemon (juiced)
dash of olive oil

Put corn cob on hot BBQ for about 10 minutes turning several times so that it begins to brown.  Allow cob to cool.  Cut kernels from the cob and combine with other ingredients.  Cool in fridge before serving.

Smashed Avocado

1 ripe avocado
½ clove of garlic
½ a lemon (juiced)
dash of olive oil

Place the garlic and salt in a pestle and mortar and work until it forms a smooth paste.  Add the avocado and work until it becomes a thick paste.  Add the lemon juice and a little olive oil, combine.

Caramelised Onions

2 medium onions (sliced)
½ a red capsicum (chopped in 2 cm squares)
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
dash of balsamic vinegar
olive oil

Heat oil in a pan.  When hot add the capsicum pieces and stir them for a few minutes so they take on some colour.  Add the onions, sugar and salt and reduce the temperature to medium.  Cook for about 10 minutes.  Onions will soften and become brown.  Add balsamic vinegar just before onions are cooked.

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