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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.