Monthly Archives: June 2012

Homemade beefburgers (Hamburguesa casolana)

I make these quite regularly so thought it was time I put them on here.  Since making homemade burgers I find some ready made burgers a bit boring so usually prefer to make my own.  Also I recently used this recipe in my Catalan class so I’m going to attempt to write it in Catalan (a simplied version!) so good practice for that as well!

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl well.  Form patties to your required size.  I usually make 4 from these ingredients so the burgers are relatively messy.  Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook on each side for 5-10 mins.

Barregeu bé tots els ingredients en un bol.  Feu 4 boles i aixafeu-les.  Fregiu-les durant 5-10 minuts per cada costat.

This time I put a teaspoon of tomato sauce and a teaspoon of barbeque sauce on the plate and a slice of cheese on the top, followed by the burgers.  I served them with salad but obiously vegetables go well too!

Serviu-les amb les salses i formatge com es veu a les fotos i amb amanida o verdures.


  • 400g of beef mince
  • Half an onion
  • Teaspoon of chilli flakes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli powder (or chilli flakes)
  • 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 slices of cheese (cheddar or goat’s cheese)
  • Tomato or barbeque sauce


  • 400g de carn picada de vedella
  • Mitja ceba
  • Una culleradeta de cumí
  • Una culleradeta de coriandre
  • Una culleradeta de suc de llimona
  • Una culleradeta de xili
  • Una cullera de mostassa
  • Una culleradeta d’orenga
  • Sal i pebre
  • 4 talls de formatge (cheddar o de cabra)
  • Salsa de tomàquet o barbacoa

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Chicken stuffed with goat’s cheese and wrapped with parma ham

Again this recipe was determined by what I had leftover in the fridge and turned into a really tasty meal with big compliments from my fellow diner!

I cut into the chicken breasts in the middle and put in two pieces of goat’s cheese along with a sprinkle of basil, oregano and black pepper.  Then I folded the chicken breast back to it’s normal shape and wrapped two pieces of parma ham around each breast and placed on a slightly oiled baking tray.

For the carrots I cut into julienne strips and cut the asparagus into similar sized pieces and added them to the oiled baking tray, also sprinkling with a little oregano, basil and black pepper.  I put the tray in the oven for 25 mins on 200 degrees.

At first I thought the dish might be a bit dry but with the melting goat’s cheese in the middle it didn’t seem dry at all.  I guess it is a safe combination to have chicken, cheese and ham but I have to say the dish surpassed my expectations!

Ingredients (serves two)

  • 1 or 2 pieces of chicken breast (I used 1 cut in half)
  • 4 pieces of parma ham
  • 4 slices of goat’s cheese
  • 4 carrots
  • 6 asparagus sticks
  • Sprinkle of oregano, basil and black pepper
  • Olive oil


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