Chilli steak burgers, paprika wedges and homemade coleslaw
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Chilli steak burgers, paprika wedges and homemade coleslaw (Serves 4)
I’ve never quite understood the appeal of fast food joints and something I particularly cannot stomach is watching a family of four enter a fast food restaurant and shell out more than a fiver each for some seriously bad, greasy food. On the top of that, you haven’t got a clue where the meat comes from (if you can call it meat).
This recipe takes no longer than 40 minutes to put together and in a fast food sense, it falls towards the healthier end of the scale. It’s also a very good recipe if you’re planning on having a World Cup BBQ this weekend.
- 481g pack of Taste The Difference frying steak (£3.75)
- 4 baking potatoes (50p)
- 3 large carrots (22p)
- 2 medium or 1 large onion (20p)
- 1 small (as much on the small side as you can find) red cabbage (45p)
- 4 Taste The Difference multi-seeded rolls (60p)
- 2 green chillies (18p)
The cupboard staples…
Olive oil, salt, black pepper, 5 teaspoons paprika and 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise.
If you already have the cupboard staples, then according to mysupermarket.co.uk, this trolley was cheapest at Sainsbury’s where it came to £5.90 - that's £1.47 per head!
- The burgers will need making first as they’ll benefit from firming up in the fridge for a little while – it helps when cooking them. Take a large bowl and add 2 very finely chopped green chillies (seeds included) and the steak also very finely chopped (you can use a food processer for the steak, although I find a bit of work with the knife is just as good and saves on the washing up). Season well with salt and pepper and mix well.
- To assemble the burgers (the mixture will make 4 burgers); make a ball of about ¾ of the size of a tennis ball, roll around the palm of your hands and then flatten into a burger shape about 2cm in thickness. Place the burgers on a lightly oiled plate and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Whilst the burgers are in the fridge, you can get the paprika wedges in the oven and make the coleslaw. Pre-heat the oven to 190C before you crack on with anything else.
- For the coleslaw you will need to grate the carrots into a bowl, add the very finely sliced onion and red cabbage and 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise. Season and stir well. Place in the fridge until you’re ready to use.
- Now for the wedges. Cut each potato into 6 wedges and toss in a large roasting pan with 5 teaspoons of paprika, seasoning and 5 tablespoons of olive oil. Put in the oven for about 30 to 35 minutes.
- As we’re using steak and not mince, you can cook the burgers to personal preference. I’m going to assume medium is favoured. Get a griddle pan on a high heat (open those kitchen windows as it will get smoky) and let the pan heat up for a few minutes. When the pan is smoking hot, rub the burgers with a little olive oil and place in the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side (same if cooking on the BBQ). Try not to press down on them (it releases juices) and try not to move around too much as you lose heat in the pan and we’re looking for a good crust on the burgers. Once cooked rest for 2 minutes in a warm place.
- Whilst the burgers are resting, cut the rolls, add a little coleslaw to them and serve up the wedges. Just add the burgers to the buns and happy eating!
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