Saturday, 2 February 2013

Recipe: Pecan Maple Bacon Burger

I think i may be a wee bit obsessed with maple syrup i seem to be putting it in everything lately; smoothies, burgers anything thing really.
You may be thinking pecan and maple on a burger is she sane but really don't knock it until you try it. 

The photo doesn't do it justice but believe me its amazing

The smokey crispy bacon with the sweetness of the maple and the crunch of toasted pecans its everything a girl needs in her burger.

In keeping with the theme i decided to go with roasted Sweet Potato wedges (i guess).


my original plan was to also add in some peppery rocket but i totally forgot.

Pecan Bacon
  • Smoked streaky bacon 
  • Pecans bashed up 
  • Maple Syrup 
Maple Mayonnaise
  • Homemade or good quality Mayonnaise
  • Maple Syrup 


Preheat the oven to 200c degrees.

Follow the recipe to make my burgers and then set to one side. Once you've done that slice the onions then throw them into a pan with some oil,balsamic vinegar and salt & pepper until caramelised. 

Meanwhile peal the sweet potato's then slice into circles like i've done or if you prefer wedges or fries. Place the sweet potato's onto a roasting pan with oil (i use olive), salt & pepper, thyme and rosemary tossing until everything is coated. Cooking the wedge for 30 minutes turning half way through. 

Heat up a grill pan on a medium to high heat, before places the patties onto cook rub them with oil to prevent the smoke alarms from going off (i've done that plenty).

Paint the bacon with maples syrup before packing on the pecans and cook under the grill until crispy and caramelised. 

Its now time to assmemble the burger slice the bread buns in half and mix up the maple mayonnaise to taste. To melt the cheese place onto on the burger and cloche (dinner plate or lid) adding in some water to steam melt the cheese. Spread each bun with a generous amount of maple mayonnaise, then lay down some caramelised onions top with the burger then the pecan bacon and to finish some rocket.  



  1. Mmm this looks delicious, I love your blog!

  2. Ah this looks amazing :) shouldn't have looked whilst I'm at work and I've only got sandwiches for my lunch break lol xx

  3. Maple syrup is literally one of the best ingredients ever, can't wait to try this recipe!