Friday, November 20, 2009

It's Friday - time for Weekend food :) BURGERS mmmmm

So I am finally finished with my major deadlines and my daughters show is over :) YAY! [jumping up and down]. She was a beautiful flower in a ballet piece in a dance show. She loved every minute of being on stage and every night it finished she wanted to be back on stage to dance some more (it ran for 3 nights). Which sounds so lovely and glamorous but running around doing hair (scraped back with gel) and making sure her costume is clean and being on time back stage. took it's toll on bed times and supper routines and with my deadlines i am so happy it is over. Thats not saying i didn't enjoy watching her perform - she was beautiful :)
So I now feel like i'm on holiday, the sun is shining and i still have lots of odds and ends to tie up but it's friday and i just can't shake this amazing feeling of summer and braai and fun :) I think i will make some super delicious lamb burgers tonight with chips - I made them a while back but had no chance to post the recipe... so here it is.
Hope you have a super fun weekend.

Betty Bake


500g Beef or Lamb ground mince
1 medium onion (peeled)
1 clove of garlic (peeled) OPTIONAL
1 - 2 Tablespoons chutney
1 teaspoon worcester sauce
1 free range egg
fresh basil leaves (2 or 3) or parsley
a sprinkle of sugar

In a medium bowl add the mince then grate in the onion on the fine side of the grater. Then finely chop or crush the garlic and add - i didn't bother this time - i only use when i really feel like garlic. Then add ample salt and some black pepper. Mix and add the egg, chutney and worcester sauce. Then add the basil or parsley leaves roughly chopped. Mix all together with your hands and shape into 8 to 10 burger patties. Fry a little piece and test for saltiness - add more if needed and a sprinkle of sugar. Then Fry up your Patties.
Serve your hamburger patties on a nice fresh wholewheat roll and top with a homemade tomato and  onion relish.
*this mixture can also be rolled into small balls and fried for cocktail snacks - serve with a nice sweet and tangy dipping sauce*

4/5 tomatoes peeled (place in boiling water then peel). Finely chop 1 to 2 onions then fry in some sunflower oil until lightly golden and add the peeled and chopped tomatoes. Add salt, pepper, basil and oregano and some sugar. Keep adding sugar until the sourness of the tomatoes has been balanced out. lightly simmer for roughly 20 min. And serve on your burgers.
*Goes nicely on boerewors rolls too.*


  1. yum - I want a burger right now. Can you come over and cook one for me. hehehehe. *big hug *

  2. he he he - i might just have to :) I'll be the mobile cook :) hugs

  3. I am loving your site! I might just have to feature you in my blog some time. I'll link you in! Oh, and will try this burger tonite! yum!

  4. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.


  5. cool thank you Andy and penny :)
    nice blog andy


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