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Recipe of the day: Babalaas breakfast bun

Here is the ultimate breakfast to cure your morning blues.


The Babalaas breakfast bun is a hearty, satisfying meal that’s sure to make you feel much better after a night out with friends.

This recipe is packed with crispy bacon, juicy burger patties, melty cheese, and a tangy homemade tomato relish. It is perfect for starting your day off right!

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Babalaas breakfast bun

Ingredients

  • 4 rashers streaky bacon
  • 2 burger patties
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 50g butter
  • 2 burger buns or English muffins, sliced in half
  • 2 slices Monterey Jack cheese or mozzarella
  • A handful of fresh rocket

For tomato relish

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 × 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 red bird’s eye chilli, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. First, make the relish. Place the olive oil, tomatoes, and garlic in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer then cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  4. Line the bacon rashers in a pan over medium to high heat and fry until crispy, then set aside.
  5. Season the burger patties with salt and pepper. Fry them in the same pan as the bacon, to your done-ness preference, then keep warm.
  6. Add the butter to a clean pan, place the bun or muffin halves face down, and lightly toast.
  7. To assemble, place a half bun or muffin on a plate and spread with some of the relish.
  8. Add a patty, 2 bacon rashers, a slice of cheese, and rocket leaves.
  9. Top with more relish and cover with the remaining half-bun.
  10. Repeat for the second bun. Enjoy.

*This recipe was republished with permission from Penguin Random House

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Babalaas breakfast bun

Babalaas breakfast bun

  • Author: Mmule Setati
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: South African

Ingredients

Scale

    • 4 rashers streaky bacon

    • 2 burger patties

    • Salt and pepper to taste

    • 50g butter

    • 2 burger buns or English muffins, sliced in half

    • 2 slices Monterey Jack cheese or mozzarella

    • A handful of fresh rocket

For tomato relish

    • 2 tbsp olive oil

    • 1 × 400g can chopped tomatoes

    • 2 tbsp minced garlic

    • 1 tsp tomato paste

    • 2 tsp sugar

    • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar

    • 1 red bird’s eye chilli, chopped

    • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. First, make the relish. Place the olive oil, tomatoes, and garlic in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer then cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  4. Line the bacon rashers in a pan over medium to high heat and fry until crispy, then set aside.
  5. Season the burger patties with salt and pepper. Fry them in the same pan as the bacon, to your done-ness preference, then keep warm.
  6. Add the butter to a clean pan, place the bun or muffin halves face down, and lightly toast.
  7. To assemble, place a half bun or muffin on a plate and spread with some of the relish.
  8. Add a patty, 2 bacon rashers, a slice of cheese, and rocket leaves.
  9. Top with more relish and cover with the remaining half-bun.
  10. Repeat for the second bun. Enjoy.

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