Since going gluten-free, burgers are a sore point. They’re one meal I truly miss. There’s just something so satisfying about wrapping my hands around a sandwiched patty, struggling to fit it into my mouth as sauce oozes down my face and fingers. And sure, I can order the ‘burger without the bun’ but let’s be honest, that’s just a glorified salad—and often not even a good one.
So when I heard that Helga’s had launched a range of gourmet burger rolls that are entirely gluten-free, I couldn’t help but get excited (cue Whopper two hands). In conjunction with the launch, they teamed up with Sydney favourite, Bar Luca and cult burger haunt, Chur Burger, to create some satiating recipes that you can make at home.
This pulled chicken burger with avocado salsa and homemade BBQ sauce is one of our favourites. Don’t be put off by the ingredients list, they’re easy to make and the sauce will keep for a while.
120g Birch and Waite mayonnaise
2 cloves garlic pasted to purée
Pinch sea salt
2-3 whole Jalapeños
5 Helga’s Gluten Free Gourmet Rolls Traditional White
For the chicken
Mix all ingredients well and rub into chicken Marylands so evenly coated
Place a rack on a deep tray, half full with water. Place chicken on rack and place in oven at 180oC for approximately 30 mins, check they’re cooked before removing from oven
Let cool and once cool enough to handle, shred all the meat off the bones and place aside
Pour on the BBQ sauce, you can put as much or as little on as you like
Season with sea salt and finish with the chopped coriander and a squeeze of fresh lime
For the BBQ sauce
Combine mustard, sugars, vinegar, water, chilli powder, black pepper, paprika and Worcestershire sauce in small saucepan
Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes
Stir in butter and simmer for 10 additional minutes
For the avocado salsa
Mix altogether well but don’t mash the avocados too much
Season with sea salt to taste, keep refrigerated until needed
For the aioli
Mix well and refrigerate until needed
Toast Helga’s Gluten Free Gourmet Roll Traditional White and brush with melted butter
Placed a good serve of pulled chicken on base of roll that has been dressed with BBQ sauce, add a touch more sauce
Follow with a generous tablespoon of avocado salsa
Add 20g of aioli on top of the salsa
Follow with 3-4 thinly sliced fresh jalapeños, place roll on top and serve
Although your at-home version is guaranteed to be tasty, if you’d like to try the original (made by the experts) pop in to one of Chur Burger’s venues before June 25. Love the GF rolls? Amp up your #saddesklunch with this recipe using Helga’s wraps.