Since returning from NZ we have been trying to convince any of our entrepreneurial minded friends to start up the first Burger Fuel chain in Germany. So far it has only migrated as far as Australia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Egypt and Dubai.

Unfortunately Germany just doesn't know what it's missing. As soon as some wealthy, business savvy homesick Kiwi gets their hands on the application forms Burger Fuel will grace Berlin's streets. But for now we have to make do.

We decided to make our own burgers with a twist. If you want a delicious, reasonably healthy and easy to make burger, follow my recipe below.

You will need:

  • 400 grams Minced beef
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Coriander
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 small brown onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs

Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl. Get in there with your hands and roll the mixture into balls. Place the balls in a hot pan with some oil on medium heat and press down to flatten the balls into patties. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side - more or less depending on how you like your meat.

  • Focaccia bread
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • Red onion
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • Mozzarella
  • Gherkin
  • Ketchup

Slice in half the Focaccia bread. In a small bowl mix 2 tablespoons of soft butter and crush one clove of garlic. Mix the garlic into the butter and spread over one half of the Focaccia bread.

Mash an avocado in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Spread avocado mix evenly over the other half of the Focaccia bread.

Chop the onion, tomato, and gherkins into slices and arrange on top of the avocado mix. Place the cooked meat patties in the center of the bread and top with slices of mozzarella. Put the top half on the Focaccia and place the parcel inside the oven for about ten minutes until the mozzarella has melted. Once out of the oven remove the lid and fill with lettuce and ketchup to your liking.

All we needed to perfect this dinner was a shake, some of those delicious Burger fuel chunky chips and a couple of those handy cardboard doofers to keep the burgers together.

Voilà: a delicious meal in under thirty minutes.

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