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Hamburguers

Hello,

Hamburgers have some bad reputation due to some fast food stores, but they can turn to be a really nice meal. On this recipe I will show you just a basic way to prepare them, but I aim you to experiment some extra features to the recipe and have fun.

Ingredients (for 4 hamburgers):

  • 400 gr minced meat
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • Pickles
  • A bunch of parsley
  • Breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Hamburger bread
  • Cheese

Add 400 gr of minced meat in a bowl, add some salt, ground pepper, 2 crushed garlic cloves, a bunch of chopped parsley, one egg and half grated onion. I used veal meat, but you can use pork, a mix of veal and pork or even some other kind of meat. Of course you can also add some more ingredients to the mix, like soy sauce, mustard, some spices mix. Mix everything with your hands until well combined.

Now add some breadcrumbs and mix again, you need to add enough to dry a bit mix and get it compact.

You can cut a cross to separe the meat mix, and take each portion with your hands. First make a ball with the meat, and then press the ball so it takes hamburger shape.

While heating the grilling you can put on it the bread so it gets toasted. Take a look and when it is toasted put a slice of cheese on top so it will get melted. Once you toasted the bread add some olive oil in the grilling and then the hamburgers. Flip them several times until cooked the way you like, on the last turn you can put a slice of cheese on top, so with the heat it will melt.

Now just build your hamburgers placing the meat in the bread and adding some extra ingredients like onion and pickels. Or you can try also with salad, tomato, guacamole, just use your imagination and enjoy.

Hamburgers

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

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Coleslaw

Hello,

On my previous recipes (Cocido montañés) it remained  half cabbage and I was thinking about what to do with it, until it came to my mind the coleslaw served on some buffet restaurants, so I investigated a bit and test the recipe I bring to you today:

Ingredients:

  • Half cabbage
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 medium onion or 2 small
  • 1 apple
  • 1 lemon
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Optionally some sugar

It will be better if you have a mandolin to cut ingredients, if not cut first onto strips half cabbage, then turn the strips and cut again so you will get thick and long strips. Cut one medium onion or two small the same way you cut first the half cabbage. It should be nice to cut 2 carrots in thick sticks, I found the way to do it cutting first thick sheets with a potato peeler and then cutting with a knife, but if you don’t have time or patience you can just grate the 2 carrots. Finally grate an apple.

On a big bowl add the cabbage, the onion, the carrot, the apple, the juice of one lemon and optionally a tablespoon of sugar. Finally prepare a sauce with 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise, between 1 and 2 tablespoons of mustard, and you can also add a bit of soy sauce. Mix well and then add to the bowl.

Now just mix everything in the bowl and also compress it. Cover with transparent film and let rest one night in the fridge. Remove from fridge at least half hour before serving.

Coleslaw

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

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