Everyone loves a good burger. This recipe calls for a few extra ingredients, but most of it should already be in your pantry. These hamburger patties are full and moist, so no dried out burgers here! This recipe will serve 4-5 people, but in the comments section I will post the normal recipe I use for just B and I.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients // Yield approximately 10 patties

  • 900g premium beef mince
  • 2 onions
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tsp beef stock powder
  • 1/4 Cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 Cup barbeque sauce
  • 2 Tsp dijon or honey mustard
  • 3 Tsp minced garlic
  • 3/4 Cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp mixed herbs
  • 2  Tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 10 slices of cheese
  • 10 hamburger buns
  • Pepper to taste
  • Sprinkle of Lawry’s seasoning (optional)

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Corn and Asparagus

Merry Christmas everyone!
I do apologise for my absence over the past couple of weeks – Christmas spirit just got the better of me and I didn’t have time to post. I have been missing you all so much though and I have been working on some great recipes I’ll share over the next few weeks.

Today’s post is a simple side dish that goes well with roast dinners, BBQs or even as a light lunch on it’s own. While the dish does sound a bit different to those that have never heard of it, I grew up eating corn and asparagus and I know it’s something tasty. 🙂

Corn and Asparagus
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients // Yield 6

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 420g (1 Can) corn kernels
  • 425g (1 Can) asparagus
  • 3/4 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Tuna Pastabake

Looking for a quick, healthy meal? Look no further! This meal can be made ahead of time and frozen or kept in the fridge, ready to be baked at a moments notice.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients // Yield 6-8 servings

  • 575g jar of Leggo’s spinach and garlic pastabake sauce
  • 500g pasta (we use large shells)
  • 425g tin of tuna
  • 1 cup of frozen vegetables
  • 1 cup grated tasty or shredded cheese
  • Parmesan cheese (to serve)


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Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes is a tasty side dish that works great with any meal, but especially with our wonderful CHICKEN PIE.

Mashed Potatoes are delicious. I know you can buy it in a packet mix or frozen portions, but nothing beats fresh, creamy mashed potatoes. Everyone has their own way as to make it, this is just how I do it. I like to buy the type of potatoes from the supermarket that don’t require peeling as the skin has a lot of nutrients in it.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • You’ll need 1- 1 ½ potatoes per person
  • Chives
  • Salt (iodised)
  • Pepper
  • ÂĽ Cup milk (the more potatoes used the more milk required)
  • 1 Tbsp Butter

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Aussie Cheesesteaks

This recipe is adapted from Grandma Judy’s famous Philly Cheesesteak recipe. She’ll tell you, and I agree, it’s all about the bread rolls you use… and the steak… and the Lawry’s… and the cheese… and the onion. But mostly the rolls. G Judy gets her sub rolls from a nice little Italian bakery in Philadelphia, while we have to suffer sub-par rolls from our corner store.

Trust me when we say it’s all about the rolls. We have seriously tried five different types and none of them compare to those we had in Philly. But it may also have something to do with G Judy’s amazing cooking!

Thanks to mumma Nat for eating with us and being patient as we took the photos for the blog. This recipe is quick, but so flavourful. If serving to kids or as a lunch, try cutting the bread rolls in half to make mini Aussie Cheesesteaks.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients // Yield 4-6
*We sometimes double this recipe if we have guests.

  •  1 package of Beef sizzle steak (available from Woolworth’s supermarkets).
  • 1 large onion
  • Lawry’s seasoning (or other steak seasoning).
  • 4-6 Bread rolls
  • 3 cheese slices

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