Dissecting the Burger with the Lot

In a previous post, I mentioned how President-Elect Obama might come to like beets if he came to Australia and tried the Burger with the Lot.  This burger is a pastiche in which beetroot is a culturally defining ingredient.  The beetroot is such an integral part of Australian burger gastronomy, at Hungry Jacks (the mysteriously re-named Burger King replica) you can even “have it your way” with beetroot. 

Burger Kings... errrrr.. Hungry Jacks Aussie Burger.

Burger King's... errrrr.. Hungry Jack's Aussie Burger.

In an effort to accurately portray the Burger with the Lot, I made a trip to my local Supa-Deli and ordered one.

Without further ado, a photo essay of the Aussie Burger, as promised:

The burger waiting for its dissection

The burger waiting for its dissection

The top bun has a smear of ketchup. The burger is crowned with a fried egg.

The top bun has a smear of ketchup. The burger is crowned with a fried egg.

The next layer is a mess of grilled onions.

The next layer is a mess of grilled onions.

 

Bacon.  Mmmmm. Bacon. Note its Aussie bacon.

Bacon. Mmmmm. Bacon. Note it's Aussie bacon.

Theres the beef!

There's the beef!

A slice of tasty cheese.

A slice of "tasty" cheese.

The all-important beetroot.  Notice the pepto bismol pink stain it leaves on the cheese slice.

The all-important beetroot. Notice the pepto bismol pink stain it leaves on the cheese slice.

Last, but not least, tomato and lettuce, also known as salad.

Last, but not least, tomato and lettuce, also known as "salad".

Needless to say, this burger makes for messy eating.

Needless to say, this burger makes for messy eating.

The aftermath.

The aftermath.

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7 responses to “Dissecting the Burger with the Lot

  1. Ok, so since you last posted about beetroot, I’ve decided to try it, and me likes…surprisingly. Erg, now I’m hungry.

  2. Hi,
    I want to make the Aussie Burger! I have a quetions. Do Aussie use pickeled beets? or cooked beets? What kind of cheese the Aussie use? Do Aussie always shredd the letuce? What is Aussie bakon?
    Thank you
    Mamie

  3. Hi,
    I want to make the Aussie Burger! I have questions. Do Aussie use prickled beets? or cooked beets? What kind of cheese the Aussie use? Do Aussie always shredded the lettuce? What is Aussie bacon?
    Thank you
    Mamie

    • Hi Mamie,
      The sliced beet is typically a thin slice of pickled beet, but if you don’t like pickled, by all means use just a cooked one. The cheese is called “Tasty” and it’s basically a slightly aged cheddar. Lettuce is typically shredded and the bacon is quite different than American bacon. Aussie bacon comes with what’s called the “eye” attached and it’s quite thick. The best American equivalent would be to get some thick sliced bacon. Hope you enjoy it!

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  5. Just wanted to chime in and add that the beetroot slice should be sweet and sour – but most definitely sweet!

    I think that’s why KFC does the pineapple slice in their Works burger: gives it a sweet layer. That’s what the beetroot slice in an Aussie burger is for.

  6. People in Caloundra Qld. made me a burger with the LOT of course I told I am from Victoria [ with some pride] so they left out the pineapple slice . They added one ingredient that I absolutely love now -Shaved steak along with the burger etc, FANTASTIC!. You Beaut Burgers!! Should bought meself another Burger with the LOT. Went to Vic Market and ordered one no Beetroo very few onions , I was TERRIBLY disappointed!

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