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    Chipotle Beefburgers

    Chipotle paste is made from jalapeño peppers, and adds a delicious smoky flavour to the meat. These burgers also work very well with pork mince. 60p per serving.

    • Milk Free
    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes to 20 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes to 35 minutes 35 minutes

    Makes: 6


    • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    • 2 small essential Waitrose Onions, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 3 tsp Discovery Mexican Chipotle Paste
    • ½ tsp ground cumin
    • 500g pack essential Waitrose British Beef Lean Mince (typically 10% fat)
    • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
    • ½ x 20g pack fresh flat leaf parsley, finely chopped


    1. Heat half the oil in a small frying pan and sauté the onions for 4–5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the chipotle paste and cumin, and gently fry for 1–2 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
    2. Place the beef in a mixing bowl with the egg, parsley and some seasoning. Stir in the cooled onion mixture and mix again. Use your hands to form the mixture into 6 burger shapes. Chill until ready to cook.
    3. Heat the remaining oil in a frying or griddle pan and cook the burgers for 8–10 minutes, turning once, until they are thoroughly cooked through with no pink meat. Alternatively, cook on a preheated barbecue.
    4. Serve the burgers in lightly toasted sesame-seed burger buns, together with torn Romaine lettuce leaves and tomato slices, with a dollop of tomato ketchup on the side.

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    Cook's tips

    Liven up leftovers. Use chipotle paste in chilli con carne, Tex-Mex dishes, or to simply pep-up pasta sauces and baked beans.

    Drinks recommendation

    Try a Waitrose Czech Pilsner lager (500ml), which is crisp and hoppy, with a hint of sweetness that complements the chipotle’s smokiness.


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