People have a tendency to go yuck at the the mention of a burger. The immediate association is with the greasy fried thing that the fast food places sell. It can be very different though.
This Burger in Gravy is certainly very different from anything that a fast food joint would serve. Somewhat healthier than their offerings too because it includes potato and vegetables.
Really easy to make if you have a steamer too. Basically only the gravy needs any attention but using the cheat of a mix keeps the time for that down too.
I am very old school when it comes to eating burgers and this recipe for Burger in Gravy is, in my opinion, much better than anything that can be got from the fast food joints.
It is steamed rather than fried for a start. Then it is served with steamed potatoes rather than greasy fried chips. Add in some broccoli and green beans then to get the vegetables in there.
A very tasy meal
- 4 60g/2oz frozen Beef Burgers
- 10 small Potatoes
- Brussels Sprouts
- Green Beans
- Gravy Granules
- (Optional)Mint Sauce
- Set the the steamer up with enough water to cook for 30 minutes,
- Put the Burgers into the bottom bask then set it onto the steamer.
- Grab the spuds and check them over. Cut away anything that looks bad but no need to peel. Cut into bite sized pieces and put into the second steamer basket.
- Cover the steamer and set to heat for around 15 minutes,
- Meanwhile, put the sprouts and green beans in the third steamer basket. After the first 15 minutes is up then stand this on top of the burgers and potato. Cover again and continue to cook for a further 15 minutes.
- Make up the the gravy. Now I am lazy so I simply use a tub of gravy granules for this. Imperfect perhaps but quick and easy. About 125ml/¼pt is how much is needed. Add mint sauce if you wish. Great for the taste in my view.
- Carefully remove the cooked food from the steamer then divide between two serving plates.
- Pour on gravy to taste.
- Add a little salt and pepper.
- Eat and Enjoy
I think that the much greater tenderness when served in this way makes burgers a much more edible food. I do tend to dislike the the fried ones but steaming gives the tenderness.