Ostrich, Bacon and Red Onion Marmalade Burger

November 10, 2013 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

Recipes & Styling: Leila Saffarian. Photographs: Graeme Wyllie

Makes 4 burgers
Difficulty level: Easy
Time: 1 hour


For the ostrich pattie:

500 g ostrich mince
2 tbsp (15ml) chopped garlic
1 tbsp (25ml) grated ginger
1 tbsp (15ml) chopped chilli
Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper

For the red onion marmalade:

1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil
2 medium red onions, thinly sliced
2 tbsp (30ml) brown sugar
3 tbsp (45ml) Balsamic vinegar
Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper

To serve:
4 large hamburger buns
8 pieces crispy streaky bacon


1. Combine the mince, garlic, ginger, chilli and seasoning.
2. Divide the mixture into 4 portions and shape into patties.
3. Heat a pan over medium heat. Add the patties and fry until golden brown. Flip and cook on the other side.

For the red onion marmalade:

1. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add the onions and fry over medium-high heat for 5 minutes until the onions have softened.
2. Add the sugar, Balsamic vinegar and season well. Stir and cook for 15-20 minutes, until soft & sticky.
3. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Place a pattie on each bun, top with red onion marmalade and streaky bacon.

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