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Sopwell House’s Jack Daniel’s Beef Burger for National Burger Day

The UK is certainly partial to a burger or two, so much so that there is a whole day dedicated to them. National Burger Day (24 August 2017) is the perfect excuse to indulge on the most delicious and decadent burgers that the country has to offer.

Below, Executive Head Chef at Sopwell House, Gopi Chandran, reveals the recipe for his latest creation - the Jack Daniel’s Beef Burger.


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