The Sedgwick’s Burger

Whichever way you like to enjoy your burger – whether topped with tomato, lettuce and cheese, or smothered in a yummy sauce is fine, for there is no wrong way of serving a burger. If you have your favourite fillings, here’s one you can add to your list – a patty to which some Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown has been added.

Serves 8

Sedgwicks Old Brown Burger_portraitFor the patties

  • 750g beef mince
  • 200g chorizo sausage, finely chopped
  • 10ml smoked paprika
  • 5ml salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 60ml olive oil

For the Sedgwick’s caramelized onions

  • 60g butter
  • 5 onions, thickly sliced
  • 2.5mg brown sugar
  • 80ml Sedgwick’s Old Brown

For the Sedgwick’s candied bacon

  • 125ml Sedgwick’s Old Brown
  • 60mg brown sugar
  • 250g streaky bacon


  1. Combine the beef mince, chorizo and smoked paprika. Season everything with the salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. In the meantime start with the onions: heat the butter in a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the onions and fry them until they start to caramelize. Season them with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the brown sugar and caramelize them for another 5 minutes. Add the Sedgwick’s Old Brown and reduce until the onions becomes sticky. Set the onions aside.
  3. For the bacon, preheat the oven to 180°C. Soak the bacon in the Sedgwick’s Old Brown for 30 minutes. Line the bacon on a baking tray, sprinkle the brown sugar over it and bake it in the oven. After 10 minutes, turn the bacon over and return it to the oven for another 5-10 minutes or until it’s caramelized and crispy.
  4. For the patties, heat a griddle pan over medium-high heat. Shape the mince into tennis-size balls. Rub each mince ball with the olive oil and grill them for 8 minutes on each side or until it’s done to your liking.
  5. Serve the patties on toasted brioche buns with the bacon and onions on top.

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