I was so excited to find out I’d been selected to take part in the Britmums Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge and immediately got my thinking cap on to try and find a way of ‘hacking’ my burger.
Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge
This post is an entry for BritMums Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge, sponsored by Rustlers.
I gathered the family around and explained what I needed to do and asked them for their suggestions. They came up with quite a few including ones with an Italian theme and an Indian theme. But the one that they all agreed on (and let’s face it, we want something that the whole family is going to eat) was the Roast Dinner Burger!
We all love a roast dinner and decided to incorporate our favourite elements into one gourmet style burger, complete with fancy skewer!
Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burger
The Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burgers come in handy packs of 2 and cost £2.50 per pack at Tesco. I was pleasantly surprised to find that each burger can be opened individually, so you can use one and save one for another day. They are made with quality marinated chicken which has been coated in a southern fried crumb and come with a handy sachet containing slightly peppered mayonnaise.
You cook them in the microwave and they take just 90 seconds – can you believe that, just 90 seconds! No matter how busy your schedule is you can definitely fit in 90 seconds to serve up a tasty burger. Add some simple sides and you have a quick and healthy meal.
Quick and Easy Hack
A key consideration when thinking about my ingredients for the hack was that they had to be fast and easy to cook. After all, the Rustlers Burgers take just 90 seconds to cook in the microwave, which makes them perfect for busy families being so quick and convenient. There would be no point having to cook something for hours to accompany them.
To take part in the challenge, I was provided with a Tesco Gift Card so that I could purchase the ingredients required to ‘hack’ my burger. This is what we decided on:
♦Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burger Twin Pack
♦Frozen Sweet potato mash
♦Frozen Sage & Onion Stuffing Balls
♦Bisto Gravy granules
1 Pre-heat oven to ADD IN TEMP ready to cook your Yorkshire puddings
2 Tip the Frozen Sweet Potato mash into a microwavable bowl, cover and cook on high as directed on the pack
3 Mix the peas and sweetcorn together. I reheated these on the stove to save time but you could cook them in the microwave.
4 Put the kettle on ready to make the gravy.
5 Place 4 stuffing balls on a microwaveable plate and cook on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
6 Pop the Yorkshire Puddings on a baking tray and into the oven for 4 minutes
7 Now for the Rustlers Burgers – each one takes 90 seconds.
8 Make the gravy using the gravy granules.
I kept the cooked ingredients warm in the top part of my oven until I was ready to begin constructing my burger.
1 Place the bottom bun on a warmed plate.
2 Spread over a generous amount of redcurrant jelly.
3 Add the Rustlers Chicken Burger.
4 Next take a stuffing ball and spread over the burger.
5 A dollop of Sweet Potato mash next.
6 Followed by the Yorkshire Pudding.
7 Top with the Burger bun
8 Secure with a skewer
9 Add a side order of peas and sweetcorn to your plate, along with a pot of gravy and serve!
How easy was that?
I love the fact that you can take this burger ‘hack’ and easily adapt it. For example:
♦I used sweet potato mash for the colour and flavour but you could swap this for normal mash.
♦You can even change the vegetables to your family favourites.
♦You could use Cranberry Sauce where I used Redcurrant Jelly or another favourite sauce.
As I opted for frozen foods, there is NO food waste at all. You can take out just the right amount of ingredients required. It also makes this burger ‘hack’ adaptable to fussy eaters. If you have someone who doesn’t like stuffing, you can use one less stuffing ball and skip this part on their burger.
Fun, Easy and Tasty
We absolutely loved this challenge, it was fun, easy to do and extremely tasty. We all cleared our plates and Youngest even ate his Yorkshire Pudding which he never normally does. It’s funny how appealing different foods can become when they are presented in a slightly different way. I can’t wait to see all the different hacks that people come up with. This is one meal that we will definitely include in our future meal plans.
Over to You
How about taking part in the Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge yourself? Pop along to your local Tesco to pick up your ingredients. Don’t forget to pop back and let me know in the comments how you ‘hack’ your burger.