Big-Mac Hack

Big-Mac Hack

Burger Sauce Recipe

If there’s one thing that I’ve been craving, it’s a really good burger. Most of my favourite takeaway options use a burger sauce that any store bought brand can’t really match up to, so I have made my own version using Haynes Gourmet Hot Relish. There are so many condiments to choose from, but a burger sauce is the one that gives you that instant takeaway flavour. It’s great in the actual burger but also there will be enough to dip your chips into. 

So next time you are having a barbecue or Friday night craving, whip up a simple but delicious sauce to add to your homemade burger. I could go hotter and obviously feel free to adjust according to your own palate. However, if you want to kick it up a notch, add some of your favourite jalapeños too. 

Tag us in your burger pictures on Twitter or Instagram as we love seeing your amazing creations!

Camilla

@Cilly_Gram 

Ingredients(Burgers)

  • 4 Beef Patties (85g/3oz each)
  • 2 Burger Buns
  • 4 American Cheese Slices
  • 1/2 White Onion Chopped

Ingredients (burger Sauce)

  • 80g Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Haynes Gourmet Hot Relish
  • 5 round slices of finely chopped gherkin
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped sweet whote onion
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Pinch of salt

Method (Sauce)

1. Add the finely chopped onion and gherkins to a bowl.

2. Add the rest of the burger sauce ingredients, mix well and refrigerate until ready to use. 

Method (Burger)

1. Slice the burger buns and place them in a dry pan on a low heat for a few minutes until they are golden inside. Remove and place to one side. 

2. In the pan, add a tablespoon of oil and cook the chopped white onion on a medium heat. Keep stirring. As they begin to colour and darken add a small drop of water to deglaze the pan. Turn the heat down to medium/low. Let the water evaporate and do this again. The onion should soften and take on a darker colour. Remove and put to one side.

3. Place the beef patties in a dry pan on a medium heat and season with salt. Cook as instructed on the packaging.

4. Just before they are ready, add a slice on cheese on both patties and top them with the cooked onion. If you have a lid, add a small drop of water to create some steam and put the lid on for a minute or so. The cheese will melt across the beef.

5. Remove the burger sauce from the fridge and assemble the burger. Serve immediately.

Chicken Wings & Dipping Sauce

Chicken Wings & Dipping Sauce

Chicken Wings-Glaze and Dipping Sauce

The internet is awash with the most amazing chicken wing recipes, using various cooking methods, marinades, and seasoned flours and most of them are far better than mine, but what you might need is a simple but delicious idea for a Candied Jalapeño BBQ glaze and a Ranch-style Jalapeño dipping sauce.

These are so quick and easy to make, and if you are missing an ingredient or two, just add them to your next shopping list. Perfect for #WingWednesday or any other day. Let us know if you try them and tag us at @HaynesGourmet on Instagram or Twitter.

Camilla

@cilly_gram

Candied BBQ Glaze for Chicken Wings

Ingredients

Method

1. Melt butter in a small saucepan on a low heat.

2. Add BBQ sauce and water and stir until just warm. If you like a thicker glaze, add less water.

3. Put the wings into a bowl and toss them until covered. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds and serve immediately.

Ranch-style Candied Jalapeño Dipping Sauce

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp Half Fat Creme Fraiche
  • 1 tbsp Haynes Gourmet Candied Jalapeno Relish
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Salt & pepper to season
  • Small squeeze of lemon juice (optional)

Method 

1. Mix all ingredients together and let it sit in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.

2. If you use lemon juice, stir it in just before serving. 

3. It’s that easy!

Vegan Fried Chicken

Vegan Fried Chicken

Vegan Fried Chicken

Our good friend Julian @pizzaislovely on Instagram has made the most wonderful recipe for Vegan Fried Chicken (VFC). People are going crazy for it - seriously. He really gave his VFC an extra twist by adding our Red Candied Jalapenos, which is pretty cool. Why don't you try it for yourself? The full recipe is here:

 

You can stock up on your Red Candied Jalapenos for this recipe below.

Candied Jalapenos – Red Rings

£4.99 inc. VAT

(94 customer reviews)
  • SWEET & SPICY – Our Candied Jalapenos are not your ordinary Jalapenos.  They are “Sweet with a little Heat”.  Due to the cooking process they start off SWEET and finish with an afterburn of HEAT!  If you like the Green Rings you will love the Red Rings.  Ripened for longer, you can really taste the sunshine.
  • THE PERFECT SERVING SUGGESTION – Spice up your canapés.  Just add soft cheese to a Ritz cracker and the secret ingredient (one or two Candied Jalapenos) for instant, bite-sized amazing treats!
  • HOW TO USE – Perfect with Cheeses, Baked Camembert, Burgers, Pizzas, Nachos, Tacos, Eggs, Omelettes, Humus, Loaded Fries, Jacket Potatoes, Salads, Sandwiches. Get Creative!
  • WARNING:  These little beauties are GOBSMACKINGLY DELICIOUS.  Once the first jar is cracked open, we cannot be held responsible for the FLAVOUR STORM that will follow.  
  • ALL NATURAL & VEGAN FRIENDLY – Our products add flavour to any meal and are free of all nasties (nothing but the good stuff)
Savoury Scones for an Afternoon Tea

Savoury Scones for an Afternoon Tea

I love and afternoon tea, especially the scones, but I’m definitely all about the savoury food. So I wanted to make something a little different with a savoury version for Afternoon Tea. I think we can all agree that cheese scones are delicious but I wanted to add a little extra flavour, so decided on bacon and spring onions, because what a combination!

Cheese, Bacon, & Spring onion scones  

Makes 6 (medium) to 8 (small) scones

Ingredients 

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 55g chilled butter, cut into cubes
  • 120g mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 rashers of streaky bacon, finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 100-120ml milk, plus 1 tbsp for glazing
  • Candied Jalapeno Hot Relish (Buy Here)
  • Philadelphia cream cheese  

Method 

  1. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/Gas 6.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper into a bowl and make sure they are thoroughly combined.
  3. Add the butter to the bowl and combine with fingertips until it makes a breadcrumb consistency.
  4. Sprinkle 100g of the cheese into the bowl and rub into the mixture. 
  5. Add the bacon and spring onions and distribute evenly.
  6. Make a well in the middle and add most of milk and make a fairly soft but firm dough. Add the remainder of the milk a little at a time to find the right consistency.
  7. Lightly flour a surface and roll out until 2cm thick.
  8. Cut out the scones with a cutter, then put on a baking tray, glaze with milk and sprinkle on the remaining cheese.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  10. Let the scones cool for 15 minutes and serve still warm with cream cheese and Hot Relish and a cup of tea.  

Camilla 

@cilly_gram

Philly Cheesesteak

Philly Cheesesteak

 Just because you can’t get exactly the right ingredients for an authentic dish, doesn’t mean to say you can’t make your own version. This is what I’ve done when making a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. You could get hung up on not having a hoagie roll, Cheese Whiz, and ribeye steak, but ultimately use good quality ingredients that you love to make the best meatiest, cheesiest sandwich ever!  

Cheesesteak Sandwich

 Serves 2 

 

Ingredients

 

 

Method

  1. Slice the steak against the grain, 0.5cm thickness. 
  2. Season with garlic granules, salt and pepper.
  3. In a dry pan, cook the pancetta until crispy and set aside.
  4. Dice the onion and using the same pan, season and fry the onion until translucent. Put to one side.
  5. Cut the bread lengthways, not quite all the way through, toast until lightly golden.
  6. Lay the cheese inside the toasted bread.
  7. In a hot dry pan, flash fry the steak, hot and fast, until charred on one side. Turn over briefly, stir in the onions and relish, and remove from heat  (N.B. Careful not to overcook. Skirt steak should be cooked medium/medium-rare or it will be chewy.)
  8. Add the steak, onion and relish mix and the pancetta to the cheesy bread and serve immediately. 

    Camilla 

    Romantic Breakfast

    Romantic Breakfast

    Whether you make grand gestures for your partner, or buy them little surprises throughout the year when they least expect it, you can’t beat breakfast in bed to show your loved one how much you really care. For all the singletons (yep, that’s me also), make this for yourself because you deserve a treat! So I’ve made a lip-smacking breakfast which will make sure you begin the day with rush of endorphins using sun-ripened red candied jalapeños. 

    Ingredients

    Method

    1. Defrost the hash brown (use two for a bigger heart) and mush into one ball. Shape into a heart. 
    2. Add the oil to a medium sized pan and cook the sausage patty from frozen, as per the instructions.
    3. Add the hash brown to the pan and cook through for 8-9 minutes, turning halfway through.
    4. Toast the English muffin and spread with cream cheese.
    5. Add the candied jalapeño Red Rings to the cream cheese.
    6. Fry the egg.
    7. Assemble all the ingredients and serve immediately.

    There’s nothing better than feeding the people you love, so really spice up your weekend with some gorgeous red rings that brings the sweet and a little heat to any breakfast!

    Camilla