Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesdays with Donna Hay - Beef Burgers


This week's Wednesday with Donna Hay recipe is my lunch/brunch choice - Beef Burgers!  I adore a good burger, and this one has all the trimmings that I like - namely, onion rings and beetroot.  So many burgers come sans beetroot, which in my books is a crime.  The juicy beetroot goes a treat with the beef, and is a must for me.

As you can see from the photos, Donna's recipe makes a very tall burger - you almost need a flip-top head to take a bite of it all in one go.  That's not a complaint though!  I did find the patties a little crumbly, but that could just have been me.  I used rocket instead of iceberg lettuce on my burger, and spruced it up by spreading the bun with Emilia's onion jam, and a  splash of barbecue sauce on the beef patty.

I made a second burger using Donna's patties, this time with cheese in lieu of onion rings, but using Emilia's onion jam on the bun again, with fries on the side: 




This one was pretty good too.

To see what Kayte, Chaya and Margaret thought of these burgers, you can go visit them tomorrow. 



And happy birthday to Canadian actress, Megan Follows, who turns 44 today.  You can watch a fan video wishing Megan a happy birthday here.

10 comments:

Lizzy said...

Oh, I just love a good burger...and both options sound pretty amazing~

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Mmm now I feel like burgers for dinner! :D And hehe sometimes I wish I had a flip top head for burgers :P

Cindy said...

Once again I want to eat at your home!

yummychunklet said...

It's been awhile since I've had a really good burger. Yours looks very good. Funny comment about needing a flip top head!

TeaLady said...

This was a good burger - even without the beetroot (whatever that is!!) Nice Pick.

Chaya said...

The barbecue sauce on top is the finishing touch for what looks like a fabulous burger plus. Good choice.Thanks.

Gloria said...

and this burger look awesome!!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Margaret, beetroot is a purple root vegetable that tastes great grated, roasted or sold sliced and pickled - the latter is I believe what Donna means.

daisy@Nevertoosweet said...

I like good burgers too :) don't know why I've never tried hehe maybe i should try this looks like a simple and yummy recipe ~

Kayte said...

Okay, I can't decide which one I like best, so I will need one of each! They both look so good. I had to look up beetroot as I wasn't sure what it was...turns out it is what we call beets so I knew the guys would never go for that as they are way finicky about the beets. I thought maybe I might give it a go sometime when they are not around now that I know what beetroot is! You are right about that being a tall burger...I better make some adjustments when I make mine as that would be just a whole lot in one's mouth at a time. lol