CHUNKY HOMEMADE BEEF BURGERS AND TOMATO RELISH…no photo this time..they were eaten before I had time to get my Lumix out..imagine some soft white buns layered with salad leaves, slices of tomato, chopped gherkins, a very meaty burger, slightly falling apart and a dollop of delicious tomato relish. They did have a jaunty little union jack flag on top and I served them with homemade chunky chips.
Yippee the sun is shining right now in beautiful Cumbria although it may not be by the time you read this…
Kids love to cook so here is something they could make, with help, for a Father’s day barbeque. There is lots of squidgy fun to be had making these. These burgers are nothing like bought frozen burgers, they are juicy, meaty, not too fatty and full of flavour. Most children are very enthusiastic cooks and happy to get stuck in so getting them into the kitchen is easy to do-I wonder why lots of us lose that enthusiasm later on in life?
In the kitchen they will learn important lessons about where their food comes from and what happens to food when we cook it. They will learn about measuring, tasting, mixing and will pick up some basic skills that will stay with them forever – perhaps you will have a future Master chef in the making! Children are also more inclined to taste something new if they have cooked it themselves and that has to be good. And they will be very proud to say ‘I made it myself’
I have made a chunky homemade tomato relish to go with them- it will liven up any barbeque food or is great with other dishes such as scotch eggs or a hot quiche. Try it and see.