Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Home-made hamburger tomato sauce

- by Kerry

Few things can beat a good home-made meal, and one of my favourites is home-made hamburgers - healthy junk food!

We made a delicious tomato sauce that really just "made" the burgers - absolutely delicious!

Hamburger Tomato Sauce Deluxe

Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4 (unless you drench your burgers like we did! Then just 2)
Image: italianrecipes.com

Burger patties (1 per person)
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Half bottle tomato puree
1 sprig rosemary
Mixed herbs (we used thyme, oreganum)
Salt and pepper to taste
Dash Worcester sauce
Leftover sauce from burger patties
1 chilli, diced (optional)

To serve: 1 buttered heat 'n eat bun per person (we used Portuguese rolls from Woolies)

1. Fry the burger patties until succulent. Remove from heat, but retain sauce.
2. Fry shallots and garlic until brown, then remove from pan. Heat puree with rosemary sprig, bringing to the boil while stirring constantly so it doesn't burn. Remove rosemary sprig.
3. Add other herbs, salt and pepper, and Worcester sauce. Add shallots back into the mixture (add chilli at this stage if you like a bite). Add leftover juice from frying the burger patties. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes for flavours to blend.
4. Heat rolls according to packet instructions, wrap around burger, then drench with tomato sauce.

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