Spicy 'Cheese' Burgers

Simon Rimmer's deliciously spicy meat-free burgers are made with cheese and served with a tangy avocado salsa
By Simon Rimmer
Spicy 'Cheese' Burgers
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  • Serves: 8-10
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus 2 hrs chilling
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

For the spicy burgers

  • 400 g lancashire cheese, grated
  • 200 g mozzarella, grated
  • 200 g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 6 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp each finely chopped coriander, mint and parsley
  • 1 Birdseye red chilli, finely chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • about 50 ml milk, to bind
  • oil, for shallow frying

For the avocado salsa

  • 2 ripeHass medium avocado, finely chopped
  • 6 plum tomatoes
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 limes, juice only
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander, leaves and stems

To serve

  • 8 soft flour tortillas
  • soured cream

Method

1. Put all the ingredients for the burgers into a large mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper. You need to over-season the mixture by about 15%, more than usual as the mix loses a little of its power as it chills and cooks

2. Chill the mixture for 2 hours.

3.Shape into 8-10 burgers.

4. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and cook the burgers for about 5 minutes until golden, then drain well on kitchen paper.

5. To make the salsa; mix all the ingredients together until well combined.

6. To serve, wrap each burger in a warmed tortilla, top with salsa and soured cream.

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