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There’s nothing nicer than a gorgeous sherry on a cold winter’s evening, and Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry is a South African favourite. Why not mix up drinking this goodie and use it in the preparation of your food? Here you can try your hand at making a yummy Sedgwick’s Old Brown burger with an onion and bacon topping. Enjoy!

Sedgwick’s Old Brown 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 caramelised 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


  • 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.
  • 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 caramelise. Season them with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the brown sugar and caramelise them for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the Sedgwick’s Old Brown and reduce until the onions becomes sticky. Set the onions aside.
  • 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.
  • For the patties, heat a griddle pan over medium-high heat. Shape the mince into tennis-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.
  • Serve the patties on toasted brioche buns with the bacon and onions on top.

And there you go, a quick and easy way to make a delicious Sedgwick’s Old Brown Burger. Enjoy!