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Brilliant Burgers

14 Aug 2018

With the summer in full swing and the fabulous weather we’ve been having, many of us have dusted off the BBQs. Did you know it’s Burger Day on 23rd August? By now, you might even be a bit BBQ jaded! Well freshen up your burgers by trying your hand at these two alternatives to cater for all! Healthy Turkey Burger Ingredients: 1.3kg minced turkey 30g dried bread crumbs 1/2 onion, finely diced 2 egg whites, lightly beaten small handful chopped parsley 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper Method: In a large bowl, mix the turkey, bread crumbs, onion, egg whites, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper. Form into 12 burgers. Cook in a medium frying pan over medium heat, turning once, to an internal temperature of 85c. Tasty Vegan Burger Ingredients: 1 can black beans, drained 1 can kidney beans, drained 2 1/2 cups vegan bread crumbs 1 tbsp olive oil 1 cup red onion, chopped 1 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup carrot, finely pulsed 2 egg substitutes 2 cups almond flour 2 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper oil for frying burger patties Method: Process the beans quickly (pulse) in a food processor so that they are still a bit chunky or mash with a potato masher. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the onion and carrot and sauté for about 10 minutes. Mix the egg substitute and water per instruction. Put all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Make into equally sized balls and place on a baking sheet. Space out the balls evenly and flatten each ball with the palm of your hand to make a patty. Freeze at this point or fry the amount of patties that you want. Fry the patties in a little bit of hot oil for 5 minutes on each side. TO FREEZE: Place the baking sheets into the freezer for about 30 minutes or until the burgers are frozen. Take the baking sheets out of the freezer. Use a spatula to slide off each burger patty and store in a freezer bag. Place a small piece of waxed paper between each burger for easy removal. TO COOK AFTER FREEZING: Take out as many burgers as you want, let them defrost thoroughly then fry in a little bit of hot oil for about 5 minutes on each side and hot all the way through.

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