Make the most of midweek family meals with this delicious, fuss-free burger recipe. Flavoured with smoked paprika and served with a warming chilli salsa and crisp sweet potato fries, these spicy burgers are a brilliant family dinner idea.
- Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. In a bowl, combine the beef, pork and paprika; season. Divide the mixture into 4 and shape into patties. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, toss the sweet potato with 1 tsp oil and a little seasoning. Arrange on a baking tray and roast for 25 mins, turning halfway through, until golden. Brush the patties with the remaining oil. Heat a griddle pan and fry for 3-4 mins on each side, until cooked through.
- Meanwhile, combine all the salsa ingredients in a small bowl. Season to taste. Toast the burger buns, cut-side down, in the griddle pan. Spread each base with a little mayonnaise, then top with a burger and a spoonful of salsa. Sandwich with the lids. Serve with the sweet potato chips.
Freezing and defrosting guidelines
Freeze the raw patties only. Wrap well in clingfilm and tin foil (to prevent freezer burn) and freeze for up to 1-3 months. To serve, defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight before continuing with the recipe method.
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