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Australian Style Hamburger Recipe

Aussies love their hamburgers whether it's from take away shop or from Burger King (Hungry Jacks) or Mackers. But to many dinky-di Aussies, it must have beetroot on it to be a proper burger.

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Martin wrote us that he's a dinky-di Aussie and he hates beetroot. Yes, it's true. Some Aussies just hate beetroot. In fact there are some Aussies that hate Vegemite too.

We don't mean to insult any of our fellow countrymen (or women). If you don't like beetroot (or Vegemite) that's fine.

However, visitors to Australia need to know that they have to say they do NOT want to have beetroot on their Aussie hamburgers when they order one. Why? Because it often comes that way automatically (unless you're at Mackers)

The funniest sight is to see an Aussie in America order a burger with beetroot.

Americans have trouble understanding why anyone would "want" to eat beetroot on anything, let alone a hamburger. But that's not surprising when the Yanks carve faces on their pumpkins and stick a candle inside.

We eat our pumpkins.
It's a very tasty vegetable.

Australian Recipe

Aussie Style Hamburger

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Aussie hamburger ordered "with the lot"
– beetroot, pineapple, fried egg, bacon, grilled onion, cheese, tomato, lettuce


125  grams (4 oz) beef, mince (ground meat)
1   egg
2   bacon rashers
1  slice cheese
1  large slice onion
1  large slice tomato
1  large slice beetroot (beets)
1   pineapple ring
1   hamburger roll
    lettuce, margarine & tomato sauce (ketchup)


1. Cut the hamburger roll in half and butter both halves.
2. Toast both bun halves on the grill.
3. Fry the meat patty, the bacon rashers and the onion.
4. Flip the meat patty over and add cheese on top.
5. Fry the egg.
6. Aussie BurgerButter the bun and add tomato sauce to taste. Assemble the hamburger: lettuce, tomato, beetroot, onion, pineapple & the meat patty. Top with bacon, egg, cheese and bun top.

Don't forget to make some in chips to go with your hamburger.

We hope you enjoy this recipe!


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