Category: Recipes

Making a Perfect Beef Burger

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Before you can say you’ve made the perfect beef burger, you should understand that there are really two different types of burgers; those which are thick and those which are thin. Each of them can be perfect within their own right, but depending upon the type of burger you’re making there are a number of differences that you’ll have to take into account. When cooking the burger, which ever type you’re making, you should try to avoid flipping the burger too often. Ideally, you would limit yourself to one turn on each side. The temperature for a thick burger should be slightly lower than for a thin one, because you’ll want to leave enough time for the insides to be cooked, although this can change depending upon what level of rareness you want for your burger. If you want to turn it into a cheese burger, then after the first flip you should place your cheese on top of the burger and, unless you’re grilling it, cover the lid of your griddle/frying pan and allow the cheese to Keep reading

Making a Burrito

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It wasn’t too long ago that finding Mexican food in the UK was very difficult, but over the last ten years or so, it has been a quickly growing trend. We’ve seen the introduction of fajitas, taco, and enchiladas ready meals, and even the odd Mexican restaurant here and there. There is a pretty big difference though, between making something from a packet and making it from scratch. Here’s a recipe for a good, vegetarian, bean-based burrito: What you need to get is half a cup of refried beans (vegetarian), half an avocado, a large tortilla, some pico de gallo (however much you want – it’s what makes it spicy), and some lettuce. Once you’ve gathered these ingredients, you need to heat up the tortilla, to stop it being brittle, and then lay it down. The first ingredient you add is the refried beans, followed by the avocado, then the lettuce, and finally the pico de gallo. After you’ve done this, you just fold up the tortilla, and you have a burrito. The trick with making a burrito Keep reading

Making Great Spaghetti Carbonara

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Spaghetti carbonara is a much loved dish of Italian cuisine, and is thankfully pretty simple to make. It only requires a few different ingredients in order to make it a great meal, so it is a great option for beginners in cooking and those who aren’t very confident. To start with, you need to boil spaghetti, ideally ‘al dente’ which is basically spaghetti which is slightly uncooked in the centre, although that isn’t necessary. While doing this you should fry pancetta ideally, and if not that bacon or ham, until it is slightly crispy, but not too much. A good rule for choosing how much to use is basically half the weight of the spaghetti you’ve used. You should put the pan back on the hob before you combine the ingredients to warm up the pancetta and cook some garlic (the amount of garlic depending upon how much you like garlic). You also need to prepare the sauce, which is pretty easy as it is just beaten eggs. You should use about 1 egg for every 120grams of Keep reading