No matter how you like your burger –  whether topped with tomato, lettuce, and cheese, or smothered in a yummy sauce – one thing is for sure, there is no wrong way to serve a burger. If you have your special favourite fillings, here’s one you can add to your list – a boozy Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown patty! Nothing says gourmet burger like a Sedgwick’s burger and we’re quite sure it’s the perfect winter warmer meal. Get the full recipe for this delicious patty below and then top it with candied bacon and caramalised onions and enjoy it with a freshly baked bun

The Sedgwick’s Burger

Serves 8


For the patties

750g beef mince
200g chorizo sausage, finely chopped
10ml smoked paprika
5ml salt and freshly ground black pepper
60ml olive oil

For the Sedgwick’s caramelized onions:

60g butter
5 onions, thickly sliced
2.5mg brown sugar
80ml Sedgwick’s Old Brown

For the Sedgwick’s candied bacon:

125ml Sedgwick’s Old Brown
60mg brown sugar
250g streaky bacon

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1. Combine the beef mince, chorizo and smoked paprika. Season everything with the salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes.

2. In the meantime start with the onions: heat the butter in a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the onions and fry them until they start to caramelize. Season them with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the brown sugar and caramelize them for another 5 minutes.

3. Add the Sedgwick’s Old Brown and reduce until the onions become sticky. Set the onions aside.

4. For the bacon, preheat the oven to 180°C. Soak the bacon in the Sedgwick’s Old Brown for 30 minutes. Line the bacon on a baking tray, sprinkle the brown sugar over it and bake it in the oven. After 10 minutes, turn the bacon over and return it to the oven for another 5-10 minutes or until it’s caramelized and crispy.

5. For the patties, heat a griddle pan over medium-high heat. Shape the mince into tennis ball-size balls. Rub each mince ball with the olive oil and grill them for 8 minutes on each side or until it’s done to your liking.

6. Serve the patties on toasted brioche buns with the bacon and onions on top.