Beef Burgers with Sweet & Sour Aubergine

Makes a very special burger for any occasionBeef Burgers with Sweet and Sour Aubergine

Serves 4


* 450g (1 lb) lean minced beef
* 1 onion, finely chopped, sautéed in a little oil
* 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
* 1 tablesp. basil, chopped
* Salt & black pepper

Sweet & Sour Aubergine

* 2 tablespoons oil
* 2-3 shallots/1 onion, chopped
* 1 aubergine, diced
* 1 red pepper, deseeded, diced
* 1 tablesp. soy sauce
* 1 tablesp. balsamic vinegar
* 1 tablesp. lemon juice
* 125ml (¼ pint) tomato juice
* 1 teasp. sugar
* Handful basil, chopped

To Cook


To Cook: Combine burger ingredients and shape into 4 burgers. Barbecue or grill until fully cooked – 8-10 mins.

Meanwhile make up the Aubergine Sauce – heat the oil, sauté the shallots, aubergine and pepper until just soft. Add the soy, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, tomato juice, sugar and basil. Simmer for 4-5 mins. Taste for seasoning. Serve with the burgers plus rice or baked potatoes.

Nutritional Content

Protein: 33g

Carbohydrates: 71g

Fat: 12g

Iron: 4.6mg

Energy: 512 kcals

with special thanks to Bord Bia the Irish food board