British Bacon Cheeseburger Bites (BBCB’s!)
BBC1 here and I just wanted to say that whilst looking at all the wonderful foodie blogs across the Internet I have come across some wonderful recipes and ideas. I have found it both educational and inspirational, if only I would remember to bookmark! I remember seeing a recipe the other day for a bread stuffed with a cheeseburger filling. I could’ve sworn I had bookmarked it and pinned it…doh…lol!
Anyway, this got me to thinking and as BBC2 had only used 250g of the minced beef we had for the curried beef tartlets. I pondered could I, should I? And I did! If I do come across the post that inspired this I will add a link as netiquette dictates, but in the mean time I offer you my take on this clever idea.
Update: I finally found the recipe that inspired these at: http://www.lovewithrecipe.com/recipe/492.html
Refrigerator biscuits are not that common here in Cornwall so I think that’s why I knew I had to adjust!
250g Minced beef
Half an onion finely chopped
1 Beef stock cube
1 heaped tablespoon of tomato puree
Couple of “glugs” of red wine
1/8 of a teaspoon of onion salt
75g Grated cheddar cheese
Two slices of burger cheese cut into approximately 1 inch squares
Four rashers of streaky bacon, fried and chopped into small pieces
415g puff pastry
Makes approximately 12/13
Fry the minced beef to brown it. Add chopped onions and continue to fry until translucent. Add beef stock cube, tomato purée and onion salt and continue to fry for a minute or two, then add a couple of glugs of red wine and continue to cook until the wine has evaporated and the mixture is quite dry. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set mixture aside and allow to cool completely.
Once mixture is completely cool, roll out pastry to approximately 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out circles of pastry approximately 4 1/4 inches across. Into the centre of each circle place one and half teaspoons full of grated cheddar. On top of the cheddar put two teaspoons of the beef mixture, then on top of that put a few pieces of the fried bacon and finally a small piece of the burger cheese. Gather up the pastry around the mixture to ensure no filling leaks out,place seam side down onto a parchment lined baking sheet and brush the tops with milk.
Place into a preheated oven (fan 170c) and bake for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is cooked and a golden brown colour. Once cooked allow to cool for a little and serve warm. (They can be reheated gently in the oven)
I can honestly say that these are really delicious, especially if you like cheeseburgers. I think that using the burger cheese is essential to the finished taste. Wrapping the filling is fiddly but well worth the effort! They even got the BBC2 seal of approval…
Please feel free to make the recipe your own and play with the “idea”. If you do we would love to hear about it!