Curry Beef Burgers

I quite like the sound of this, was in the mood for a Friday night burger! Then you read the ingredients and realise it involves a can of corned beef!! I don’t know what it is about meat in cans but it’s really off putting! I actually don’t mind slices of corned beef but seeing in a can makes it look utterly revoltingly! I have made the corned beef casserole from this book and didn’t love it, so was now not too sure about this.

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First off I think I need to apologise for the terrible photos, it’s hard to make canned meat look good!

I had a 200g can of corned beef so halved everything else. While the potatoes were boiling I fried the onions, well instead of half an onion I used two shallots. Then I added the curry powder..

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While that was cooking I removed the corned beef from the can and cut into chunks. It’s so not very appetising when it comes out of the can, I had to chop off all the horrible fatty bits then cut up into chunks..

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Even adding the curried onions didn’t make it look much better..

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Then I added the mashed potato..

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Then I mixed it altogether and left to cool. Looks a bit like stovies at this point!

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I really think it’s essential to let the mixture cool. My daughter was having her dinner earlier so I made her a couple of mini burgers while the mix was still warm and they practically disintegrated in the pan! I managed to re-shape them but were not photo worthy! Despite all that she loved them!

Once the mix had properly cooled I shaped and started to fry..

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Even after the cooling period they do not keep their shape very well at all. They are sooo soft. It is quite hard to turn them without breaking them..

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So after about 5 minutes on each side I decided they had been fried enough. Technically there’s not anything to cook so once they were getting browned I decided that was long enough. So I was attempting to go healthyish and opted to make carrot fries, plus I did not think these burgers needed a bun due to the high potato content..

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Well these taste way way way better than they look! There are really soft but I thought that was ok. The flavour is quite nice too and I liked the heat from the curry powder. I know this isn’t really the kind of burger we think about these days but back at the time of this book maybe a canned meat burger was the only option!

Would I make this again? Yes I would, looks really bad but actually tastes good…

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6 thoughts on “Curry Beef Burgers

  1. Our friend Jamie calls corned beef “war food”. It falls into a category of cheap food which people used to eat & he doesn’t understand why they still exist. Baked beans, instant mash & powdered eggs are all “war food”. I kind of know what he means but I like corned beef, our nan makes an old fashioned stew with it & we always request it when going to her house for dinner, it is one of my favourite comfort foods.

    Next time I am eating with my sister I might make these I think we would enjoy them. Thanks for sharing the photos too, it’s impossible to make canned meat look good.

  2. You know, I think these look great lol! I love corned beef, even in a can. Alas, I’ve become a vegetarian so I can’t try it but I do think these sound lovely šŸ™‚

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