There's nothing quite like a good burger. I don't like them to be so thick that you end up dribbling half of it down your face when you're eating it but also they can't be so skinny that you feel like you need three of them to fill you up. There's something so satisfying about making your own burgers; getting all squelchy mixing it all together is something I very much enjoy. A coleslaw filled burger is one of my favourites; creamy, crunchy and punchy it also makes great use of kohlrabi.Kohlrabi is a bit of a funny vegetable to try and use. Lovely in a salad or stir fry it can get a bit tiresome always treating an ingredient in the same way. My recent acquisition of a kohlrabi in the veg box was not to be used in a stir fry but was to be made into coleslaw. It might be the best use of a kohlrabi I have found yet.You will need (for two):
250g beef mince
1 medium onion
A splash of Worcestershire sauce
2 small carrots
1 small kohlrabi
Salt and pepper
Burger accessories like cheese, lettuce, buns etc.
Start by making the burgers. Finely chop the onion and add about a third of it to a bowl with the mince, Worcestershire sauce and some salt and pepper. Squeeze all of this together with your hands until well mixed and then form into burger shapes. Fry the burgers in a little oil until cooked.
While the burgers are cooking put the rest of the onion into another bowl and peel and chop the carrots and kohlrabi to the same size as the onion. Stir all of the vegetables together in the bowl with a good dollop of mayonnaise and a little salt and pepper.
When the burgers are almost ready I like to add a thick slice of cheese while they're still in the pan so it starts to melt. Assemble your burger how you see fit; I would always opt for plentiful gherkins.
These burgers were pretty immense. It looks quite tall in the picture but when it was all squashed down it was a very manageable, and extrememly filling, size. The kohlrabi made a great addition to the coleslaw as it wasn't overly cabbagey and the raw vegetable texture was great against the juicy burger and gooey cheese. As weekday evening meals go, this has to be one of the best. It's nice to make something yourself that feels like such a treat.