Home-made Burgers

I had a plan!


Food is usually involved in my plans.

It had to be great, inspired… The pressure was all coming from me.

The motivation was to use some of our preserves, the inspiration, this post.

On the way home I bought some Otway Free Range Pork.

Dinner was easy, but so delicious.

I added to the minced pork, some diced onion, some soy sauce, egg whites we had maturing in the fridge, and a dash of our home-made tomato sauce.

It was all squelched together and set into the fridge.

All that was needed now was to slice some cheese, grab our preserves, fry an egg, toast some home made sourdough, fry up our little patties and build.condimentsIt was that easy.

burgershomemade burgerThis has now become our lazy night dinner!

What’s your favourite lazy night dinner?

Pickled Beetroot
Prep time:
Total time:
  • Fresh Whole Beetroot
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Wash beetroot thoroughly and boil in water until tender.
  2. Cool and remove skins.
  3. Cut beetroot into slices.
  4. Place all other ingredients in a saucepan and bring to boil.
  5. Simmer for 5 mins and then strain.
  6. Pack beetroot slices into hot sterilised jars and top with vinegar mixture.
  7. Seal and store in cool place.






13 thoughts on “Home-made Burgers

  1. I’m glad you posted a beetroot recipe – I’ve never perfected my pickled beetroot so I am really keen to give this a try. Thanks for the link – much appreciated.

    1. The eggs are all so wonderful! I’d love to make my own cheese but I think it’s more expensive and so time consuming.

    1. These egg whites were in the fridge for about a week, I’m not sure if I’d be happy using them too much longer after that. They get a film on top, I wouldn’t use it much after that.

  2. I love that you’ve used free-range pork. Recently our local free range organic and biodynamic (I think) pork farm upped and shifted down to Purumbete – http://fernleighfreerange.com.au/ just for another to keep an eye out for. 🙂

    Our easy peasy in a hurry dinner is macaroni cheese, which was my favourite and all 3 kids love it too but it no longer agrees with me unless I make sourdough pasta. Still, I make it up for the kids if we’re running late on meals. It’s on the table in 11 minutes (excluding boiling the water) thanks to Thermy.

    1. Macaroni and cheese, is actually something I’ve never tried! I really should give it a go! And sourdough pasta!?!? Haven’t tried that one either! Fantastic!

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