Recipe: Winter-Warming BBQ Burghetti

Summer is long gone, but that doesn't mean you can't BBQ up a storm in the middle of December. Guest chefs Red's True Barbecue are here with the winter warmer BBQ recipe you never knew you needed...

What You'll Need

Takes 60 mins

250g beef mince
200g chopped steak
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Rapeseed oil
Sea salt
4 rashers streaky bacon
4 slices cheese
1 diced white onion
1 chopped green pepper
1 crushed garlic clove
6 chopped cherry tomatoes
2 chopped carrots
1 tbsp tomato purée
1 chopped red chilli
1 tsp dried oregano
Barbecue sauce
4 squares dark chocolate

For the Texas buns
1 garlic clove
Chopped thyme and parsley
Brioche burger buns
Gorgonzola cheese

Cooking Instructions

Step 1:

Get your hands messy mixing mince, chopped steak and Worcester sauce together, forming four patties. Oil them, season with salt, and place them under the grill with your bacon.

Leave to cook for 10 minutes, flipping and introducing cheese halfway through. Take the bacon out when it’s crispy. Once your burgers are cooked and cooled, chop them up roughly.

Step 2:

Heat some oil over a medium heat and pile in your onion, pepper, garlic tomatoes and carrots. Once they’re sautéed, pour in the tomato purée, chilli and oregano and cook for 3 minutes. Throw in some ketchup and barbecue sauce, and stir occasionally for 15 minutes.

Step 3:

Add your chopped bacon cheeseburgers to the mix and drop in the chocolate. Simmer with the lid on for half an hour, adding water if it gets too thick. Stir, stir, stir. Meanwhile, make the spaghetti. Pour the meat mixture on to your spaghetti from a great height like a vengeful god.

Step 4:

For the Texas buns, chop your garlic and throw it in a bowl with the herbs and butter. Season and mash it around with a fork until soft. Proceed to spoon it liberally on to your brioche buns, and grill for 2 minutes. Add some Gorgonzola halfway through, then grill for a few more minutes until crispy.

The Result:

Photography: James Byrne
Red’s True Barbecue has branches in Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and London. Visit the site here