M for him, Q for her

Fredrik arrived from Stockholm yesterday and I prepared a late dinner just minutes before he arrived. I found a very easy and quick recipe in a magazine that I get from my food store, but I adapted it slightly as I wanted to make meat burgers for Fredrik and Quorn burgers for myself. The recipe was only for meat so I made up my own vegetarian burgers. The dish is very easy, the meat and quorn burgers are fried in separate frying pans and the sauce is mixed in a bowl and then poured over the burgers.

After reading Anne’s comment about this dish, I realized that I didn’t write what we thought about the food so I’ll just add a few words. The quorn burgers turned out so-so, maybe they would taste better with more spices. I must also mention that the quorn burgers absorbed almost all of the sauce, so I would recommend to double the batch. Fredrik liked his burgers and as I don’t eat meat I have to believe him :-)

2 Kinds of Burgers in Tomatoe Sauce with Fusilli and Red Onion

Quorn Burgers
150 g Quorn Mince (UK) / Quorn Grounds (US) / Quorn-färs (SE)
1 egg
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sweet pepper powder
powder Cayenne pepper
1 tbsp potato flour
0,5 deciliter cream
2 tbsp dried breadcrumbs
2 tbsp water

Mix the breadcrumbs with water and put aside for a few minutes. Combine all other ingredients and then add the breadcrumb mixture. Shape into 4 patties and fry in butter.

Meat Burgers
200 g minced meat (beef)
0,75 tbsp potato flour
0,5 deciliter cream
0,75 tsp salt
1 tsp sweet pepper
powder Cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients and shape into 2 patties. Fry the patties in butter.

Creamy Tomatoe Sauce
1 deciliter cream
1 tsp Soya sauce (Chinese)
1 can chopped conserved tomatoes
1,5 garlic clove, chopped

Strain the tomatoes as much as you can. Combine the tomatoes with the rest of the ingredients. Pour half of the sauce in the frying pan with quorn and half in the frying pan with meat. Let simmer for 6 minutes.

Serve the burgers with pasta (Fusilli) and finely chopped red onion.

3 Responses to “M for him, Q for her”

  1. Anne
    January 31st, 2005 09:32

    Heh, I tried this too – the meat version. We were not so impressed though – it was allright, but nothing I’d make again. I’m considering making my own meat burgers (these were texturally lacking, too soft!) and just make the sauce.. but I don’t know for sure.

  2. kissekatten
    January 31st, 2005 13:43

    Anne, actually I wasn’t so impressed either. My quorn burgers were so-so, but Fredrik liked his burgers. If I’ll make this dish again I’ll do some mayor changes :-)


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