A Mothers Ramblings: Lamb & Feta Burgers with McCains Wedges (1/2 a Review)

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Lamb & Feta Burgers with McCains Wedges (1/2 a Review)


Ages ago I was asked if I would like to try out some McCain Wedges as part of the Summer of Sharing and rustle up some meals to go along with them from some great recipies. All I had to do was choose from the brilliant list of meals and I would get the ingredients sent to me so I could get cooking without the hassle of shopping first. Knowing that the Wedges aren't gluten free I knew that the main part of the meal would have to be something that Daddy would eat and so I choose Greek Lamb & Feta Burgers and Jamaican Jerk Chicken.

The Jamaican Jerk Chicken never happened as life got in the way, but the Greek Lamb and Feta Burgers were a big hit. The recipes are all on the McCain website, but in a nutshell all you have to do is mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl.


Greek Lamb and Feta Burgers Mixture

Shape them into Burger Shapes and cook them. It really is that simple to make burgers and I realised that you can nearly fill them with anything that you want as I discovered when I put Parmesan Cheese and Chopped tomato in some home made burgers during the Summer.

Whilst the burgers were cooking I put my Wedges into the oven to cook. The recipe suggested adding a little more flavouring by scattering Oregano over the top. I think that I gave them a little more Oregano than was probably strictly necessary, but I love Oregano and the Children didn't complain!

McCain's Wedges

I served the burgers with Cucumber and Red Onion and the extra Oregano wedges. Everyone loved both the burgers and the wedges and I have brought the wedges a couple of times (even though Daddy can't eat them) for the Children and I to share as a snack.

Greek Lamb and Feta Burger with Red Onion and Cucumber Relish

The Wedges are lovely, as they are frozen and oven baked I don't have to think about cooking them, all I have to do is get them out of the freezer on to a baking tray and put into a hot oven. This is perfect for times when you know you should eat but really can't face cooking and can't afford yet another take away! I would never have thought of adding additional seasoning to the wedges, but since the first recipe suggesting it we've added grated Cheese, other herbs and spices (the extra paprika ones were nice) and I've realised that the children will eat anything if accompanied by chips, although I'm not sure if this is a good thing.

The meal was one that we said we would make again, but I've only just remembered about it, a good three months after we first had it. I think it will be added to the menu again very soon, especially as with the weather turning cooler meals like this are my favourite kind.

We were sent ingredients to make the meals and two packs of McCains Wedges.

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