Christmas burger with chestnuts |
Christmas burger with chestnuts and mango chutney
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
This burger is quickest if you make the chutney days ahead. If saves in sterilized jars it keeps for months so easiest to do it upfront. Same goes for the chestnuts. Make them upfront to speed up the burger making
Servings: 4 burgers
  • 400 gr ground beef
  • 100 gr chestnuts
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 50 gr cooked ham in cubes
  • 1 egg
  • breadcrumbs
  • pepper
  • salt
  • Lettuce for serving
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion in rings
  • 2 large ripe mango's in cubes
  • 2 large ripe pears in cubes
  • 1 tsp chil flakes
  • 2 cm ginger root grated or 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp each of cardemom cumin, coriander, kurkuma
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 200 gr moscovado sugar lightbrown
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 200 ml red wine vinegar
  1. Heat some oil in a large pan and add the onion until soft and translucent.
  2. Add all the spices, the ginger and the chili flakes to the onion until it becomes fragrant. Add the pears and the sugar and about 100 ml water. Leave to cook until the pears have softened.
  3. Add the mango, salt and red wine vinegar. Let it simmer until the desired thickness. Remember that it will thicken a bit when it cools. Keep the chutney in sterilized jars in a dark spot until you need it.
For the burger:
  1. Score the chestnuts with a sharp knife on the round side. Cook for about 3 minutes, drain and peel when still warm. Also remove the brown fluff from the inside. Cut in small pieces.
  2. Put the beef, the chopped chestnuts, egg, breadcrumbs, pepper, salt and ham together in a bowl and mix to combine well. If too wet add a bit extra breadcrumbs. Make 4 burgers of the mixture.
  3. Heat the oil and fry the burgers on medium heat until brown and cooked through.
  4. In the meantime fry the bacon brown and crispy. Leave to drain on paper towel.
  5. For making the burgers start with a small layer of sauce (mayo or otherwise of your choice), top with the lettuce and place the burger on the lettuce. Top the burger with mango chutney and crumble the bacon over it. Serve with some extra chutney.