Saturday, March 14, 2015

Delectable Beef Burger with Homemade Piquant Sauce...

Not too long ago I had the pleasure of making these delicious beef burgers with a lovely homemade piquant sauce for our family...  

Hmmm...I just love the appetising smells of burgers cooking under the grill...the excitement of the younger girls awaiting the special dinner and the colourful array of sliced cucumber, fresh lettuce and juicy red tomatoes, to name but a few, arranged on a plate...

We never go out to eat as we much prefer spending time in the kitchen creating gourmet dinners for much, much less...  
And of course homemade meals are not only healthier, but in my opinion, much tastier too!

As this was such a delicious recipe and fairly simple too, I thought I would share it with you for next time you are thinking of making homemade burgers! 

Beef Burgers

1kg lean beef mince
1 tbsp grated onion
1tsp Worcesertshire sauce
1tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1tsp dried thyme
1tsp dried origanum
1 clove garlic, crushed
salt and freshly ground black pepper

 Mix together the mince, Worcestershire sauce, onion, parsley, thyme, origanum, garlic, salt and pepper.  Form into eight patties.  Brush with olive oil and place under a preheated grill.  Cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until well browned outside and slighty rare inside.
Place in a pan and cover with piquant sauce and simmer for 10 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.

 "Hunger is the best sauce in the world."  

~ Cervantes

Piquant Sauce

1/2 cup beer
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 tbsp vingegar
2tbsp sugar
2tbsp Worcestershire sauce
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine all the ingredients, mixing well together. 

"When baking, follow directions.  When cooking, go by your own taste."  

~ Laiko Bahrs

I dearly love a burger bursting with the fresh flavour of salad ingredients...thus, I added homegrown preserved bell peppers, sliced cucumber, crisp lettuce and a sprinkling of fresh basil to mine...  Oh, and a slice of cheese was also added - just a little treat!

You can either use a fresh bun or lightly toast it under the grill...
Add a handful of oven roasted chips to each plate, drizzle over a little olive oil and serve straight away!

Bon Appetit!

~ Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.  Proverbs 17:1 ~

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Vicky Hunt said...

Oh my goodness Kelly-Anne, these look so tasty! My hubby is a burger lover, so I will have to make these for him as soon as I have a kitchen put back together to cook in. I too enjoy fresh veggies on my burger. So flavorful. I have never made or heard of this sauce, but it sounds very good. I hope you are having a delightful weekend my friend!

Hugs, Vicky

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Hello dearest Vicky and a happy Lord's Day to you! How lovely to see your sweet comment on my blog this morning - thank you!
I do hope you enjoy these fantastically gourmet, yet really very simple-to-make burgers!
And I do hope the final stages of your kitchen are almost complete - you must be so excited to see the end result!
Praying your Sunday is blessed and peaceful!
Hugs and much love always,

Debby Ray said...

Mmmm...these do look and sound delicious! Burgers on the grill is one of my favorite things. How fun to be in the kitchen cooking with your mom and sisters! Blessings on your Sunday, Kelly-Anne :)

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh, it is such a rich blessing, dearest Debbie - we just love creating mouthwatering dishes for our family...usually I let a little one help me make dinner or bake cookies, which keeps them busy and is also a wonderful way for me to spend more quality time with them:)
Blessings on your Sunday, too - I'm so glad you visited today!
Much love and hugs!

Amy M said...

Mmm - that sauce sounds delicious! And I love that quote about cooking vs. baking. Very, very true.

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Yes, it is indeed! Thank you for your lovely visit, Amy!

Stephanie said...

Yum, yum, yum! I will share a little secret with you, dear friend...I LOVE hamburgers! They are among my top 5 favorite foods :) I just finished supper and am quite full, but your images are making my mouth water!

Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe, sweet Kelly-Anne, with Roses of Inspiration. I love the quote about baking and cooking - so true!

And thank you for always leaving the sweetest comments on my blog. You are such a joy and I greatly appreciate you. Much love, my friend!

JES said...

Oh dear, you have me crazing dinner and it is 7:30 in the morning! Thank you for sharing your delectable dinner idea with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :) This is something we would love!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh Stephanie! I appreciate *you* so very much and all the beautiful, beautiful inspiration and encouraging posts you share! You are a lovely friend!

And I am indeed glad to hear you like hamburgers too! So many variations to try as well:)

Hugs and much love to you! Hope your day is truly wonderful!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh dear! How unfortunate, dear JES! But I am glad you enjoyed this post and I do hope you try this lovely recipe! It is so easy, yet ever so gourmet!
Blessings and hugs to you!

CGrace said...

I'm having a lovely Sunday afternoon blog catch-up and just came across this post that I missed. Oh, goodness! These burgers look sooooo incredibly delicious! I've saved this recipe and will definitely be coming back to it. :) Did you create the recipe yourself?

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Hello CGrace! How glad I am that you enjoyed this little recipe today, and I do hope you make it sometime soon! I actually didn't create this recipe, I was determined to follow a recipe, which I did... It is from an old South African cookbook which is filled with rich gems of recipes! Hmm...:)
Thank you so much for your lovely comment - I love hearing from you!