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Our House Dad Cooks: The Ultimate Father's Day 'Surprise' Burger

04/09/2012 11:13 | Updated 22 May 2015
The Housedad Chronicles: The ultimate Father's Day 'Surprise' Burger (clue: the secret's inside!)Keith Kendrick

These super-macho burgers contain a fantastic surprise - instead of the bacon and cheese topping being on top of the burger, it's on the inside. When you bite into it, the cheese and bacon ooze out. They really are quite sensational.

Makes 2 man-sized burgers

500g steak mince

100g strong cheddar cheese, grated

4 rashers smoked bacon, cooked and chopped

1 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the mustard-mayo potato salad...

300g baby new potatoes, unpeeled and boiled in salted water for 15 mins

2 spring onions, white part only, sliced

Combine with...

2 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1/2 tsp salt

1. Cook the bacon in a frying pan, approx. 6-7 mins, and grate the cheddar. Set aside.

2. Line two ramekins with cling flim. Divide the mince into four portions. Pack one portion down into the lined ramekin, and repeat with the other. Add a layer of cheese, then bacon, then pack another portion of mince on top so that the bacon and cheese are completely encased.

3. Shape into a patty and wrap tightly in the clingfilm.

4. Heat a large frying pan. Oil the burgers and season with salt and pepper.

5. Unwrap the burgers and fry for around 5 mins each side, flipping regularly, until they are seared and brown.

6. Serve with buns and a slice of beefsteak tomato, the potato salad and green salad.

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