Spicy Mango Beef Burgers

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times – meat and fruit are the perfect partners!  Yes, we all know of Cranberry & Turkey or Apple & Pork.  On this website I’ve already experimented with many more pairings, and here’s time for a bright fresh fruity burger to match the changing weather.

I paired mine with Paneer to match the slightly Indian vibe to this dish, although any cheese would work well.  I did find the non-melting quality worked very well for an interesting texture and would work just as well with Halloumi.

Ingredients

  • Beef Mince
  • Fresh and Tinned Mango – 1 fresh mango or so for every 4 burgers
  • Chilis
  • Lime
  • Egg
  • Breadcrumbs – around 1/4 volume of beef
  • Butter
  • Seasoning
  • Sugar
  • Vinegar

Method

  1. Slice a mango into small pieces – I did this rather roughly, as I wanted the mango flavour to run throughout but also to have the occasional large chunk.
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  2. In a bowl, combine the beef, fresh mango, chopped chilis (to taste), lime zest and juiceegg and breadcrumbs.
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  3. Shape into patties, season with salt and pepper (don’t do this during the mixing, as it makes the meat tough), and fry in a little oil.  As you can see, I fried mine along with the paneer cheese.
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  4. Meanwhile, blend your tinned mangos with a splash of water and a few splashes of vinegar.  Just enough that it catches on the blades.
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  5. Gently simmer in a pan to let it thicken for a bit.  Add some chiliseasoning and sugar to taste – you want the balance of salt, sweet, acidic and spicy to be to your liking.  I like mine more on the acidic/spicy side so use more vinegar and chili than sugar and salt.  Finish by melting through a knob of butter for that rich glisten.
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  6. Assemble and Serve

Serving

It’s a burger, you really can’t go wrong.  In a bun,  flat bread, whatever.  I paired mine with some curry-powder coated sweet potato fries and onion bhajis.

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