Hearty Beef N Veg burger

October 11, 2014 at 1:00 am

Hearty Beef N Veg Burger

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 KG premium beef mince
  • 1 onion grated
  • 2 zucchini, grated
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • Half cup chopped parsley
  • 3/4 cup chopped grilled eggplant and peppers*

*I used the ones in the jar marinated in garlic, you can do the same or grill your own 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs 2 eggs Seasoning.

METHOD

1. Put all ingredients in a bowl and knead until well combined.

2. Shape into patties.

3. Heat a grill or large saucepan on medium heat and spray with oil. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

4. Serve on hamburger rolls with fresh salad. Enjoy!

Beetroot and Beef Patties

June 6, 2014 at 1:32 am

Beetroot and Beef Patties

There is something special about fresh beetroot. I love the brilliant colour that flows through as you peel, chop or grate it. I get excited at the thought that my food will be nourished and enhanced with such a beautiful, natural and nutritional product of nature.  Most of all I love the sweet juicy flavours.

These Beetroot and Beef patties are so simple to make. Yes, they area little messy (beetroot always is) but oh so worth it.

I wear gloves when preparing beetroot which prevents staining on the hands. My Mother thinks I am hilarious and cannot comprehend why a little colour on my hands from something beautiful like a beetroot should bother me. She is old school you see, get in there and get it done is her philosophy!

I strain the grated beetroot so my patties do not overflow with juices. After asking fellow foodies on facebook what to do with the juices their recommendations were to use it in a fresh juice, make a cake ( a chocolate and beetroot cake or red velvet cake sounds divine) or make a reduction out of it which is what I chose to do and used it instead of a sauce or chutney with some minted yoghurt! So hear is the recipe. I cooked my patties in my Philips Airfryer. Cook them in a shallow pan  with a drizzle of oil if you do not have one.

beetroot patties before cooking

INGREDIENTS

MINTED YOGHURT

  • 1/2 cup extra thick Greek Yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • season

METHOD

1. Prepare minted yoghurt, Set aside.

2. Reduce Beetroot juice on low heat in a small saucepan until half in capacity, set aside.

3. Place all ingredients for the Beef and Beetroot patties in a large bowl. Mix and knead thoroughly until everything is well combined.

4. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup portion your patties and shape, flattening slightly.

5. If you are using an airfryer. Spray the patties with a little olive oil and cook on 180 for 16 minutes.

6. If you are using a large frypan then spray the pan with a little oil and cook 4 patties at a time on low to medium heat, flattening slightly for about 3 -4 minutes on each side until cooked.

7. Serve with some salad, grilled pitta,  minted yoghurt and beetroot reduction.

Enjoy.

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beetroot patties with beetroot reduction

The Sofia Burger with Turkey mince and chickpea patties

August 11, 2012 at 7:03 am

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INGREDIENTS

  • 500g Turkey Mince
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 1 can of chickpeas, mashed with a fork
  • 1/2 cup LUCKY Easy Chef oven roasted almond meal
  • 1 egg
  • Olive oil spray

METHOD

  1. Pre-heatoven to 200 degrees celsius.
  2. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper and lightly spray with oil.
  3. Combine all the ingredients well. Using your hands is the best way of doing this.
  4. I made 14 smaller patties and 4 larger patties (for burgers) out of the mixture. It is up to you what size you want to make. Place the patties on the baking trays and bake for 30 minutes or until they start to get golden (you don’t want them to dry out).
  5. Enjoy in a burger, wrap or couscous, with salad.
  6. You may also like to mix 1/2 cup of thick plain yoghurt, 2 tsp lemon juice and 1/2 grated cucumber as a sauce, if you wish.