Saturday, 15 March 2014

Easy Burger and Chips | 2014 Blogger Challenge

Hey everyone! I'm so sorry for the lack of posts lately, I've literally been drowning in revision for my mock exams that I never had a spare hour to jump online and write a blog post for you. I'm thinking of writing a post about revision resources soon, let me know what you think! Anyway, onto the real reason for this post. Today's post is for the 2014 Blogger Challenge, and it is all about a recipe of your choice. "Burger and Chips" doesn't seem like the most amazing thing but it is by far my favourite meal to cook for my mum and dad if they don't know what to have for tea one night - it's quick and easy!
Serves: 4

Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber - whatever you like in a burger.
Burger Buns
Cheese (if you wish to make a cheese burger)
500g of Minced Beef
1/2 an onion
4 potatoes
A little olive/sunflower oil

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C/200 degrees C for a fan assisted oven/gas mark 7.
  2. Put the beef into a bowl. Season well.
  3. Chop the onion finely onto a chopping board. You can have as little or as much onion as you want. Depending on what you prefer.
  4. Add the onion into the bowl with the mince in. Use a fork to break up the strands of beef up. After a while you can use your hands to mash the mince together until it is in a round ball.
  5. Cut up the potatoes into "wedges" of potatoes. You can cut them as thin or as thick as you like. 
  6. Place the potatoes on a baking tray. Drizzle with oil and season well.
  7. Place the potatoes into the oven for 30 minutes.
  8. Whilst the potatoes are cooking, divide the mince into equally sized balls, squish these to make them into burger shapes. The amount in the ball can vary, depending on how thick you want the burgers to be.
  9. Heat a frying pan (skillet) until hot and add the burgers. You may not be able to fit all burgers into one frying pan so you may have to have 2 pans on the go. No need to add oil.
  10. Cook the burgers through, roughly 7 minutes on each side. When you are waiting for one side to cook, take the potatoes out of the oven to flip them over so they get cooked evenly. There is no need to move the burgers around because they will cook themselves.
  11. Cook the burgers until they are brown through the middle and cooked thoroughly. 
  12. When everything is cooked, drain the burgers so you get all of the fat out of them.
  13. Make your burger to how you would want it using the lettuce, cucumber, tomato etc., add the sauces you wish and add the chips/wedges to the plate.
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  1. I love this recipe as it's quick and simple- I was actually going to make this for my tea tonight but am going out to eat instead, will definitely be making a burger and chips next week though!!


  2. You can't beat a burger especially with this sunny weather we've been having, not sure why but when the shines there's nothing I want more than a BBQ or burgers can't wait to try this recipe ::) x good luck with your exams sweetie


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