There is nothing better than a nice juicy burger after a long day at work and that’s exactly what this is, but with a Spanish twist – chorizo. These chorizo burgers are easy to make and takes less than 30 mins from start to finish (this doesn’t include eating time of course 🙂 )
All you need to make chorizo burgers are –
- 350 grams cooking chorizo sausages
- 250 grams minced pork
- 4 slices of any bloomer ( I use a cranberry and cheese roll)
- Salad leaves
- Olive oil
Told you this was a simple recipe – That’s all you need! This should easily serve 4 people.
Start by removing the skin from the cooking chorizo sausages using a knife and discard. Once peeled, break the sausage into smaller bite sized pieces in a mixing bowl.
Add the minced pork to the mixing bowl and get stuck in! Use your hands to mix the chorizo and the minced pork. Some people tend to blend this in a food processor but I think this takes away from the amazing texture and flavour of the chorizo sausages. The pork will lighten the dense chorizo and add consistency to the burger. The spicy chorizo should have enough seasoning to carry the burger through but this again depends on the chorizo you buy – some being more flavoured than others. So add some salt and paprika if you want to really spice things up.
Once you have finished mixing the meat, split the mixture into 4 equal portions and roll into balls.
Pat each one into a thick patty carefully. You don’t want this patty to disintegrate even before you cook it! Heat some oil in a non stick frying pan and once hot, gently drop the patties into the pan letting them cook till they are lightly browned on the underside.
Flip the patty over gently and cook the other side as well. Make sure the patties are cooked through the middle before you take them off the heat. And voila! Your burgers are ready. Don’t they just look amazing?
Get a few slices of your bloomer and shallow fry them in the residue oil from the burger patties till crisp. This will add an amazing smokey flavour to the bread. Alternatively toast the slices and spread some butter on them if you don’t want the extra calories.
The chorizo flavoured residue olive oil perfectly compliments the sweetness of the cranberries – a match made in Heaven!
Serve the bread and chorizo burger with some mixed leaves and there you have it – Chorizo burgers! Simple, smokey and full of flavour. Tuck in!