Bunless Burgers & Sweet Potato Wedges

The classic burger is being given a new lease of life.  More and more gourmet burger joints are popping up everyday to feed our insatiable appetite for this old time favourite.   This is a recipe for a stay at home option.  All the delicious burger goodness, without the hefty price tag, and definitely no queue for a table.  It really is the perfect weekend fake-away, and with Valetine’s Day just around the corner, it’s a wonderful treat for your honey.  Enjoy!

Serves 3

Cost per serving – €3.89 (mince from Nolan’s of Kilcullen, rest of ingredients are from Aldi)


450g of lean mince beef (the best quality you can afford)

6 streaky rashers

2 large sweet potatoes

2 tomatoes

1 red onion

Baby gem lettuce, 3 leaves per portion

6 cheese slices (whichever is your favourite, I use white cheddar here)

1 tablespoon of olive oil

Chili powder


  1. Heat your oven to 180 degrees centigrade
  2. Cut your sweet potatoes into quarters and then into wedges about 2cm thick.  No need to be too exact.
  3. Put your wedges into a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil and a shake of chili powder and toss them around until they are coated.
  4. Spread the wedges out on a baking tray and pop them into the oven.  They will take 25-30 minutes, give them a shake halfway through
  5. Fry your bacon on a dry pan and when cooked set aside
  6. Form three burgers of even size with your mince and put them on the pan on medium heat.  Cover the pan a lid or another pan.  This will help the burgers to cook through.  Your burgers will take about 15 minutes to cook.  Turn them every 3 minutes or so to make sure they aren’t burning, and don’t be afraid to cut one open to see if they are cooked through before serving.
  7. Slice up your tomatoes and onions.
  8. On each plate make a stack of lettuce leaves, tomatoes, onions and one slice of cheese (make sure the cheese is on top so the heat of the burger will melt it!)
  9. When your burgers are ready top each one with two slices of bacon and one slice of cheese.  Pop the second pan back over them for one minute or until the cheese is nice and melty.
  10. Plate up the burgers and wedges and you’re done!

Nutritional information per serving:

Kcal:  596

Protein:  48g

Fat:  21g

Carbs:  56g



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