March 27, 2020

Exquisite beef burger with marinated pear and red onion marmalade

When the Friday is coming every body are hungry for treat, for something special, ready to make memories. To cheat on the diet, to have a drink, to visit a family, to meet with friend. Me as I was born in 80's I have a habit to invite friends and family over. Beef burger is one of our favourites dishes to prepare and it is not so junk if you make it home. We have many of various recipes but this one is kind of my favourite. Have a look and enjoy.

  • 500 g minced beef
  • 125 g smoked bacon minced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp Jack Daniels Bbq sauce
  • freshly ground pepper
  • salt
  1. In a big bowl place meat, bacon, egg, bbq sauce, pepper and salt. Mash together by your hand. Divide into 4 equal balls. Then form it into the shape of burger. Fry on very hot, dry pan each side until golden brown. Finish in the oven 190°C for 5 min. 

Marinated pear:
  • 1 pear
  • 500 ml water
  • 3 tbsp sugar 
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar 
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 star anise
  1. Cut pear into half and remove seeds. And slice evenly.
  2. In the small pot put water, sugar, vinegar, lemon juice and anise. Bring it to boil. Move from the heat and drop your pears inside.
  3. Leave to cool completely. 

Red onion marmalade:
  • 3 large red onions 
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small garlic cloves
  • 3 tsp thyme (best fresh)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 200 ml red wine (best porto)
  • salt
  • freshly grated pepper
  1. Julienne onions. Fry on the olive oil.Add all thyme and grated garlic. Fry until all water will be gone.
  2. Add wine and sugar. Cook on a low heat until all juice will reduce.
  3. Sprinkle with a salt and paper. Set aside.
  4. If you put it into a glass container with a lid you can keep it in the fridge up to 3 weeks.

Side potatoes:
  • 1 kg potatoes (do not peel)
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Cut potatoes into wedges. 
  2. In a mixing bowl place potatoes, olive, and salt. Sprinkle smoked paprika on the top. Mixed well and bake 40 min in 200°C. Up and down function.

  • 4 burger buns 
  • 8 brie cheese slices
  • cherry tomatos
  • 4 lettuce leaf
  • 4 Tbsp mayonnaise & 4 Tbsp ketchup mixed together
  1. Grill halved buns or warm them up in the oven.
  2. Spread mayo and ketchup mixture on the bottom half of each bun.
  3. Line up lettuce, halved tomatoes, slices of cheese.
  4. Place hot meat on the top of it.
  5. Place 1 tbsp of onion marmalade on the top. 
  6. 2 slices of marinated pear.
  7. Cover with another half of ban.

Finally the good weather and the sun join our lock down on our roof top terrace. Counting a days to be ablate invite you all in here to enjoy a meal together. 

This is one of the most extensive recipes but so worth to follow.

Myniowska xxx

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