As the kids grow I am needing to increase the ingredient quantities in the recipes I make. When making tacos or spaghetti bolognese now, I need to use at least 1kg of beef mince. Stir fries are the same – I need at least 750 grams of meat and more veggies than what I had previously used.
Hamburgers are very much the flavour of the month at the moment, being requested every week almost for lunches by a couple of the kids. I have played with ingredients and quantities to come up with a super easy to make recipe that makes a bulk amount, that both the kids and I love.
This recipe is gluten free and makes 36 hamburgers. I will have some as the protein component for my pre-made lunches.
And the kids will take them for their lunches at school. Some take them in rolls and add extras like cheese, lettuce, carrot etc. One likes to take them just as they are.
These hamburgers can be frozen, however I never get the chance to freeze them. With some of the kids staying back at school either in the library to study or for training, they will often take up to four hamburgers with them. I am happy if they last to Wednesday lunches!
- 2 kg beef mince
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 onions
- 140 grams tomato paste
- Salt and pepper to taste
- To a large mixing bowl add mince.
- Finely chop onion and crush garlic, then add to the bowl.
- Add tomato paste, salt and pepper then using your hands mix the Ingredients until well combined.
- Use a handful of mixture and shape into patties.
- Continue this process to make enough patties to cook in a large frying pan.
- Heat the frying pan to medium high and place patties into the pan.
- Cook the patties for 4-5 minutes each side then remove from the pan.
- I cook the whole batch in one go and then we either heat them up or eat them cold. They can also be frozen.
Our family menu plan for the week
Week Commencing 25th July and 8th August
|Mon||Chicken, cashew and ginger stir fry|
|Wed||Sang choy bow|
|Thu||Sausages, veg and crispy mashed potato mounds|
|Fri||Chicken wings, baked potatoes and steamed corn|
|Sat||Slow cooker chicken satay (gluten free)
Sautéed baby spinach
|Sun||Home made hamburgers and salad
Egg and bacon tarts
Sesame seed slice
|Shopping List||Weekly menu plan shopping list 160725|
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