So my husband probably thinks that burgers are a food group of their own. He adores burgers so much, it’s become a weekly staple. (Don’t worry, he cycles, exercises regularly, and follows a pretty healthy diet throughout the week. Plus he’s super skinny!). But burgers. Yes. Burgers. Give it to him any day of the week, pile it high with ingredients, or stick to the original BLT – as long as it’s a burger, he’ll take it.
I was so grateful to receive an invite from Ribs & Burgers to try on their newest burger range. They’ve just launched 3 brand new burgers as part of their Wagyu beef range: the Wagyu Big Cheese, Wagyu Chimmi Swiss and Wagyu Tower. I’ve always loved Ribs & Burgers for their ribs (one of the best), so last Saturday we decided to try out their burgers. We ordered 2 out of the 3 burgers, and they were legit tasty, quite generous portions, and literally dripping with flavours.
Thanks to Ribs & Burgers for the amazing burger feast. Trish & Mr J dined as guests of Ribs & Burgers.
The Wagyu Big Cheese had a classic, original burger flavour with all the usual ingredients, plus gotta love the American cheese, caramelised onions, and Aunty Joan’s pink sauce over it.
The Wagyu Chimmi & Swiss is a hunker of a burger – the meat was oozingly tender and so flavourful, and with an elevated flavour profile thanks to the swiss cheese, egg and chimichurri mayo.
There are numerous Ribs & Burgers restaurants throughout Australia. Apart from the burgers, I also highly recommend the smashing ribs! Check out the rest of their menu here.
I work long hours. Long hours involving intense mental and emotional work out, that when I walk out the building doors I’m usually drained out of juice. My stress release is exercise: I jog, do Body Attack, RPM or core work. 1 hour of pumping endorphins through my blood stream really does wonders to my physical and mental health. And then I go home.
Usually close to 8pm. Sometimes 9pm.
And I’ll be exhausted and hungry, and tired, and hungry. Did I mention hungry?
Thank goodness for the husband. He’s usually at home early, and when he knows I’m running late for dinner, he usually prepares a warm meal so all I have to do as soon as I crawl through our front door is to get changed and literally stuff my face with food, glorious food.
So when the awesome guys at Your Fork contacted me and invited me to try out the Your Fork service, I couldn’t say no. I think of it as the executive’s personal grocery shopper, plus some pretty tasty recipes all designed for novice cooks. Sometimes, simple really is better.
Similarly to ordering take away, Your Fork’s point of difference is you actually pick the meal of your choice, but they do the shopping for you and you cook it at home. This service is perfect for those who still prefer cooking their own meals as opposed to ordering already cooked food, so you know exactly what you’re putting in your food. One of the best things about my Your Fork experience is, they literally remove the thinking and guessing of the individual ingredients of your favourite dish. You just pick and choose the dish that you want, they shop and deliver it to your door; you cook, and voila!
Sugarlace had the Your Fork experience courtesy of Shanu and Roshan of Your Fork. Thank you for the generous invitation & and the awesome service!
So on this particular evening, I timed it.
4.30pm. Left the office quite early. Because I can.
4.45pm. Got home. Got changed to my exercise gear, started my jog around the bay.
5.10pm. Stopped at a park bench to watch the sun set. Played with a few random friendly dogs who were catching sticks for their humans.
5.18pm. Placed my order. Smokey BBQ grilled of course. I chose the “deliver within 1 hour” option which is only an extra $10. Oh did I mention I did this all from my mobile phone?
5.45pm. Went home to shower and got changed.
6pm. Doorbell rang. My order is here – hand delivered by the lovely Shanu! *waves*
6.15pm. Marinaded the meat, sliced my veggies for my salad, and chilled the drink in the freezer. A tray of chips in the oven PRONTO!
6.30pm. Popped the meat in the grill.
7pm. Meat’s done, salad is chopped, chips are cooked, drink is chilled, dinner served. Stress free.
Often on weekends, Mr J and I find ourselves longing for a quiet one, staying in and doing house chores and lazily watching the telly. Sure, it’s not really enjoyable doing house chores (including cleaning the dreaded bathrooms), but they have to be done! And there’s nothing like staring at a bright, sparkling, newly-cleaned bathroom, smelling freshly washed laundry and sitting on a newly vacuumed carpet.
To reward our efforts, Mr J always offers to cook our Sunday lunches or dinners. I’m not one to complain, in fact I look forward to his cooking as he’s a very adventurous cook (whereas I’m not) and he likes experimenting with different ingredients.
This burger is not too experimental or adventurous though… but it’s a great burger from a great chef (Jamie Oliver) and towers above the burger bun that henceforth holds it! It was such a magnificent being, layer after layer of sauces, salad and the patty. And yes, that is a Duff beer that you can see right there… because we like to channel our inner Simpons once in a while.
1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Divide the mixture in quarters, and shape each quarter in a ball. Press down gently to make a thick patty.
2. In a preheat grill pan, drizzle a small amount of olive oil. Place the patties and gently press the spatula down, careful not to break the patties apart. Grill patties for roughly 7 minutes on each side (6 minutes according to Jamie Oliver’s recipe, but Mr J wanted to be sure…).
3. Place cooked patties on a plate and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
4. Using a paper towel, mop up most of the remaining oil and other liquids in the grill and discard. Place the burger buns, sliced side down, on the pan and grill for a minute on one side only until toasted. Set aside.