These beef and aubergine burgers are so succulent and flavourful. Lean beef mince is mixed with cooked, mashed aubergine to lock in moisture and make your burgers extra tender, whilst a scoop of neutral protein powder enhances the protein content. Served with home-made burger buns, a quick tomato relish and a spicy sriracha mayo.
For the buns: Combine the yeast and water in a medium bowl. Add the flour, pancake mix and salt, stir to get a rough dough. Tip the contents of the bowl out onto a clean work surface and knead for 5 minutes to bring the dough together, dusting with a little extra flour if needed to prevent sticking.
Return the dough to the bowl, drizzle on a little bit of oil and turn to coat. Cover the bowl with a clean, damp tea towel and leave somewhere warm for 30 minutes.
After this time, punch the dough down and divide into 4 balls. Place onto a lined tray and leave somewhere warm for another 30 minutes. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 160C / 320F fan or 180C / 350F non-fan. Uncover the dough and bake the buns for 15-20 minutes until golden on top.
For the burgers: Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium-low heat. Add the aubergine chunks and stir. Season with a pinch of salt and cover with a lid then cook for 10-15 minutes until very soft. Tip the cooked aubergine into a large bowl and mash with a fork then allow to cool. Mix in the ground beef, protein powder, breadcrumbs and worcestershire sauce. Use your hands to mix everything together until just combined.
Divide the mixture into 4 and pat down to form burger shapes. Fry in a non-stick pan over a high heat until golden underneath. Flip and let cook on the other side until golden.
For the chutney: Combine the shallot, tomato, honey and vinegar in a small pot. Cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally, until reduced by around half.
To serve: Mix the mayonnaise and sriracha together in a small bowl. Cut the buns in half and fill with the shredded lettuce, a burger, some sriracha mayo and tomato chutney.
For a quicker way to do home-made burger buns, use our protein bread mix. Mix the dough according to the directions on the packet but divide into 4 balls and bake for only 15-20 minutes until golden and cooked through.
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