5 ingredient bacon burgers with cheddar and red onion with parmesan popcorn black-eyed peas

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyMedium

For the bacon burgers

Cooking spray
750g minced beef
6 strips streaky bacon, cooked until crisp in a skillet or microwave and crumbled
Freshly ground black pepper
4 rounds sliced red onion (about 1-cm thick)
4 slices sharp Cheddar (about 170 to 250g total)
4 Kaiser rolls

For the parmesan black-eyed peas

2 tsps olive oil
1 (400g) tin black-eyed peas, drained
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp grated parmesan
1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley leaves
For the burgers:

1) Coat a stove-top grill pan or griddle with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat to preheat. In a large bowl, combine beef, bacon, salt, and black pepper. Mix well and shape mixture into 4 patties, each about 2-cm thick.

2) Place burgers on hot pan and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, for medium. Arrange onions alongside burgers and cook 1 minute per side, until just golden. Place cheese on burgers and cook 1 minute, until cheese melts. Serve burgers on rolls with onions on top.

For the black-eyed peas:

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peas and cook 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown. Add salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to coat. Remove from heat and stir in parmesan and parsley. Serve alongside burgers.

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