Brie, Maple Bacon & Spiced Apple Chutney Burgers

November 28, 2019

Serves: 2 Time: 20 min

Brimming with hot, gooey Brie, sweet maple-glazed bacon and tangy spiced apple chutney, these beef steak burgers are the ideal autumnal comfort food.

This recipe was created by Kacie of the Rare Welshbit Food & Travel Blog

Ingredients

  • Edwards of Conwy Beef Steak Burgers
  • Edwards of Conwy Dry Cured Bacon (Smoked will do too)
  • 2 Brioche or Sesame seeded Burger Buns
  • 100g Brie (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp Spiced Apple Chutney (or more if you prefer)
  • small handful of Fresh Rocket
  • 1/2 Medium Red Onion
  • 1-2 tbsp Rapeseed Oil

Method

  1. Heat the rapeseed oil in a heavy skillet or frying pan and cook the burgers over medium heat for around 14 - 16 minutes. Resist the urge to flip them more than once and as tempting as it may be, don't press them down with a spatula during cooking - this will help to ensure a succulent, juicy burger. Once cooked, leave them to rest for around five minutes.
  2. While the burgers are cooking, preheat the grill to a medium-high setting and grill the bacon for around 3 - 4 minutes, until it's just starting to cook. Then, remove the bacon from the grill and use a pastry or basting brush to coat it in maple syrup on both sides. Place the bacon back under the grill and continue to cook for a further 8 - 10 minutes or until it's as crispy as you like it. Don't forget to turn it over during cooking.
  3. When the burgers have almost finished cooking, top them with the sliced brie and then cover the skillet or pan with a lid to encourage the cheese to melt quicker. Alternatively, you can also melt the cheese under a hot grill.
  4. Chop the red onion up into thin slices. If you prefer, you can fry them before adding them to your burger. However, served raw, they do add a moreish tangy taste and pleasant crunch to the burger.
  5. Spread each bun lightly with butter and toast in a hot griddle pan for 3 - 4 minutes, until golden and crisp. This layer of fat helps to prevent the bun from getting too moist and soggy.
  6. Once the buns have cooled down and the burgers have rested, it's time to begin assembling your burger. First, place a small handful of fresh rocket onto each bun. Then, add the brie topped burgers, followed by the maple glazed bacon. Next, add a dollop of spiced apple chutney and finish with a couple of slices of red onion.