Ilse and I got drawn together and we plan to cooked a feast 🙂
I love cooking with Ils, she is a fabulous cook and we always have SO much fun in the kitchen,
We brained stormed, thought and pondered what to make, and then decided that seeing as everyone thinks we going to go ALL out with a 3 course, fine-dining meal, we decided to do the complete opposite, make something simple that everyone loves, so we decided homemade beer beef burgers with a fresh pear slaw.
We made our own whole – wheat nutty buns, but I decided not to post the recipe, they were delicious but a bit heavy for the burgers, I would recommend a much lighter bun.
The recipe is adapted from Jamie Oliver’s. We changed it up a bit, added a few more ingredients to the patty recipe.
Beer Burgers makes 12
2 kg extra lean minced (ground) beef
5 heaped tsp wholegrain mustard
160ml oz quality beer
1 chopped onion
garlic clove, crushed
salt and pepper
splash Worcestershire sauce
low fat natural yoghurt
4 ripe beef tomato
For the Salad
1 small white cabbage
3 firm pears
3 small red onion
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3tbsp red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugat
* Oven on to 130 c
1. Put the mince into a bowl with salt, pepper, the mustard, garlic, parsley, chopped onion, salt & pepper and the beer, then with clean hands scrunch and mix together.
2. Divide the mixture into 12 and with clean, wet hands shape into patties, then put into the pan with 1 tbsp of oil, turning when crispy and golden and pushing down on them with a fish slice so they’re in good contact with the pan.(we braaied them)
3. Place the buns into the oven.
4. Put the yoghurt into a small bowl, add a good splash of Worcestershire sauce, then stir and ripple it together.
5. Slice the tomatoes, onions and gherkins and with lettuce place on a nice serving board.
6. grate the trimmed carrots, cabbage, pear , and peeled red onion.
7. Put the extra virgin olive oil, sugar and vinegar into a serving bowl, tip in the grated veg, toss together and season to taste, then mix in the rocket.
8. get the baps out of the oven, cut them in half and dollop with sauce. Top with a slice of tomato and the burgers, then let everyone build their own at the table.