Friday, October 3, 2014

Oatmeal Whole Wheat Pancake Beef Burgers

So this is my final review post on MaxoMixx Blender from Bosch. I wanted to do something savory instead of the usual sweet desserts which seem to be an easier option. And I didn't want to opt for soup or bisque recipes either since that was yet another obvious choice when it comes to blending. So after much consideration, I went ahead with this : Oatmeal Whole Wheat Pancake Beef Burgers. I know, you're probably going all wrinkled face with this unorthodox combo....but I guarantee you, this will change your perspective, not only on using pancakes as the other bun option, but also seeing how easy it is to whip up a gourmet burger just by having a nifty blender like MaxoMixx at home. ;) Do refer to my previous post for more reviews about this MaxoMixx blender.

Hungry? Let's get on with it! First we tackle with the protein, yes the beef patties. :) Of course you can get any beef cuts you fancy. Or you can even opt for pork or chicken too. But most importantly, I use lean cuts because I do not need the extra fats to make a moist patty...I have other tricks. Let's see what we need:
 
Yup, just these simple ingredients to make some moist and tender beef patties. Well, of course with MaxoMixx blender as well haha! Note that you will need the XL blender container for this.


 So first, you add in the bread trimmings or half a slice of stale bread in, follow by the 1/2 cup of fresh milk. Let the bread soak up the milk, maybe go check your Facebook or Instagram and come back 3 minutes later ya?
Next add in the beef, cut into big chunks. Please do not add the whole piece of beef into the blender, you do not want to overwork that blender of yours :P
Next you add in the onion, garlic, sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Last would be adding in that binder, the egg. :)
And you are ready! Mount back the MaxoMixx blender base unit and on the power switch. :)
I suggest using the Turbo blend function (bottom button) for this. Since we are chopping up some meat, it is essential to up that power level. Blend for a good 2 minutes and you can scrap the sides in between blending to make sure all the chunks has been mixed in well.
See! So nicely minced and evenly mixed right! I so love this! Next you just have to shape the meat into patties and chill for a good 30 minutes before you pan seared them.
While the beef patties are chilling in the fridge, let's get on with the wholesome pancakes!

So why pancakes? Why not just buns? Well, not all of us has a constant supply of burger buns at home if you know what I mean. :P Well, you can either toss everything aside, go right out to the grocery store and grab some if it is convenient and fast enough. Or.....you can just do what I did! Make fluffy pancakes and replace as burger buns. ;) Well, there is not rule that pancakes can only be consumed as breakfast carb option right? Besides, you can make more and save the rest for breakfast the next day! Yes, always plan ahead....and you're all set. ;) This pancake recipe I am sharing is absolutely delicious, healthy and so easy to make please. 
First you get all your ingredients ready, weigh them out and get that MaxoMixx blender with the L container all set up too. But do note that if you want to double the recipe, you will need to use the XL container instead.
Add all your weighed out dried ingredients into the XL blender container (blade in). 
Next you add in the wet ingredients, milk and eggs. Then you mount back the blender base unit of the MaxoMixx and switch on the power.
Using the blender function with the controller-able speed tuner on the top. I set to speed 7 and it was good it enough to mix up everything real good. :) After zapping for a good minute, the mixture should look like the following:
It's like thick porridge batter. Wait...that takes like...3 minutes? Or less? Cool right heehee. :) Okay, now the cooking part or you can chill this in the fridge and cook it the following morning if you're having it as breakfast hotcakes instead. :9
Spoon the batter using an ice cream like me or any ladle you fancy, and cook on medium low fire on each side till slight brown and toasty on each side.
 
Repeat till all the batter has been used up. Should make about 8-9 medium size pancakes. So after the pancakes are all cooked, get the beef patties out and cook on the same pan, with a little olive oil.
 Cook the patties till golden brown, about 3-4 minutes on each side. 

Recipe for Whole wheat oatmeal pancakes (makes 8-10 medium pancakes)
100g whole wheat flour
30g cake flour (or you can use all whole wheat flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
60g instant oats
200ml fresh milk
2 tbsp soft brown sugar

  • Add all ingredients into the MaxoMixx L blender container. Blend till smooth and well incorporated.
  • Heat up pan on medium low fire.
  • Scoop batter and cook on each side for 3 minutes till light tan brown on both sides.
  • Repeat till all batter has been cooked.

Recipe for all beef patties (Makes 4)

400-450g lean beef, cut into large chunks
1/2 slice of bread or 1/2 cup of bread skin or trimmings
1/2 cup fresh milk
1 small onion 
2 cloves of garlic
1 large egg
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  •  Add all the ingredients into the MaxoMixx XL blender container. Blend till all combined and well minced.
  • Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions
  • Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Heat up the pan at medium fire and add some olive oil.
  • Pan seared on each side till golden brown about 3 minutes each.

Then assemble the burger while still warm. I stacked mine with cheese and a sunny side egg. Simple and all so delicious!

Sorry guys, I have to haha! If this shot did not convince you to make some delicious pancake burgers yourself...I don't know what will. (>.<)
Do try it out and drop me a comment if you do try it and tell me if you like it! ;)

Happy Cooking everyone! And Happy Children's Day to all the precious children out there!


2 comments:

Angie Schneider said...

I love the idea of using pancakes instead burger buns to make the burgers! It looks very delicious!

Angie Schneider said...

I love the idea of using pancakes instead burger buns to make the burgers! It looks delicious!