Portly Cooks | 4 Recipes for 2 People

What can you do with beef mince? There are tons of things but the other day I went to the butcher and picked up 800g of beef mince (for £4.50) and wondered how many dishes could I make for 2 people from it… here is the result. Serves 2 Homemade Burgers 200g Beef Mince 1…

Portly Cooks | Burger Buns

Take your homemade burgers to the next level by making the buns too. Makes 4 Buns 1 tsp Dried Yeast ¼ Cup Warm Water ¼ Cup Milk 1 Egg (Beaten) 1 tbsp Oil 1 tbsp Sugar Pinch of Salt 2 Cups Bread Flour Start off b y activating the yeast in the warm water. Mix…

Portly Cooks | Bog Standard Burgers

For when you have a bunch of beef mince in the fridge that needs using up and you really can’t be bothered to cook. These will satisfy, and save you driving to the drive-thru. Makes 4 500g Beef Mince 4 Brioche Buns 4 Slices Burger Cheese Salt and Pepper 1 tsp Garlic Powder It barely…

Portly Cooks | McDonald’s Big Mac

The Big Mac, it is a classic and the same (pretty much) the world over. I fancied having a go at making my version of the McDonald’s classic. 200g Ground Beef 1 ½ Brioche Buns 20g Rocket 2 Cheese Slices 3 slices of Gherkin/Pickle Portly’s Big Mac Sauce 2 tsp Ketchup 2 tsp American Mustard…

Portly Cooks | Turkey and Stilton Burger

When I was at school, one of the holy grails of the break and lunch queue was the turkey burger. We would literally run from class to get our grubby little hands on one of these calorific wonders.  This is before Mr Oliver took all the ‘nice’ things off school menus in favour of green…

Portly Cooks | Portobello BBQ Bun

Now I can’t really call this a burger because essentially its mushrooms in a roll. However, it is double stacked! I fancy something different and maybe a little bit healthier than a hunking great slab of fried beef mince. The Portobello Mushrooms answered the call. 2 Portobello Mushrooms 2 Slices Burger Cheese Handful of Rocket…

Portly Cooks | Chicken and Bacon Burger

Chicken burger, I don’t normally order them when I’m out and about but at home I do like to make them as you can be a generous as you like with toppings and extras, and nobody cares if you get all messy! 1 Chicken Breast 1 rasher bacon 1 Gherkin 1 Burger Bun 2 Slices…

Portly Cooks | Burgers

Well then let’s keep this one simple shall we. I hope you had a fab Christmas and got everything that you wanted. This one isn’t too much faff, I know like me you aren’t really sure what day it is, what time it is and I’m sure you don’t really care. I do know that…

Portly Eats | Doppelganger Burgers | Co Fifteen, Cambridge, UK

A vegan burger who would have thunk it? It turns out that they are pretty damn good my mother has been on record on the BBC saying that she is ‘Vegan Curious’ in as much as she is intrigued by the flavour combinations and how it all works, and so it was my turn.  Doppelganger…

Portly Cooks | Stilton and Bacon Burger

  Who doesn’t love a burger? I had a massive craving for them the other day so after stopping off and grabbing some beef mince and some cheese it was home to make some dinner! 200g Beef Mince 1 Cheese topped bun 50g Stilton Cheese 2 Rashers Streaky Bacon Handful of Rocket 1 tsp garlic…