How's that for the ultimate burger ?! Believe it or not, it's missing an ingredient or two but I decided to stop building up the layers or it never would have remained standing, let alone fit in my mouth !
When I first saw a New Zealand blogger talking about a hamburger with beetroot in it, I thought it sounded weird and probably not a good idea at all. However, when I saw some beetroot sitting in the fridge that needed using up (you buy it freshly cooked, not pickled, in France so it has a short shelf life), I decided now would be the perfect time to give it a go. Recipes seem to vary so I went with what was in the fridge and layered up cucumber, tomato, cheese, onion rings, beefburger, beetroot and lettuce, in a bun spread with onion relish at the bottom and American hot dog mustard at the top.
A classic Kiwi burger should also apparently have a fried egg and bacon in it but this was already taking on epic proportions ! So what did it taste like? Well, it was actually really tasty. The beetroot, tomato and cucumber made it lovely and moist and the flavours all blended together really well - so well, in fact, that I couldn't really detect the beetroot !
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