I don’t know about you, but I love aubergines (eggplant / brinjals)!
I’ve realised that a lot of people don’t know what to do with them, or haven’t even tried them before. They’re usually a hit with vegetarians because of their fleshy texture and is often used as a meat-substitute – but not in our house – no way! We love meat! So what better way to have aubergine, than with meat, on a burger!
This is a good paleo-friendly burger version – using grilled aubergine slices as the ‘bun’. You can put anything you feel like on your burger, but here’s what I did:
Grilled aubergine slices (brush with olive oil and grill on a griddle pan or straight on the braai / barbecue)
Sliced fresh tomatoes
Fairview Blue en Blanc cheese (a creamy camembert-type cheese with blue vein running through – simply scrummy!)
Caramelised onion (onions sautéed in butter with a drizzle of honey and a splash of balsamic vinegar – sauté until nice and caramelised)
Burger patties (I used blouwildebeest – will also work nicely with ostrich or beef)
And last but DEFINITELY not least – grilled bacon strips
Assemble everything inbetween aubergine slices, secure with toothpicks and enjoy!