Camping Meals – Naivasha Burgers!

(Shout out to Anto for the title!)  In desperate need of a break, we braved the chilly weather to go camping in Naivasha which turned out to be quite pleasant.

DSD_8863

Ingredients

Mince meat/ground beef – one kilo or about two pounds
Salt and pepper

DSD_8816

Mix the meat with salt and pepper and whichever spices you like (no need to overthink this).
Make 8 massive meatballs and then smoosh them (to be a little bigger than the bun because the meat shrinks as it cooks).  Make an indent in the centre so that when it is cooked it is flat.

Heat your pan and drizzle some oil on it.
Let the burgers cook for about 5 minutes on each side.

DSD_8819

When you think they are done, press it down to see the colour of the “juice.”  If it is still pink/red, it needs to cook some more, unless you like your burger medium rare (in which case, it is done).  When the juice runs clear, the meat is well done.

Actual events:
The meat was very lean and so did not hold together when cooking 😮  We added an egg and tore up a slice of bread into bits to make it come together, and reduced the size of the burgers and had double cheese burgers instead!  Thank you Sooz 🙂

DSD_8827

Choice of toppings:

  • cheese
  • caramelized onions

DSD_8808

  • spicy guacamole (thank you Rita)

DSD_8810

Lunch is served!

DSD_8835

Happy and satisfied, some of us napped, read, drew, photographed (all none food photos are works of the husband) and basically just chilled.

DSD_8929

DSD_9009

Much later, some pie with a cup of tea.

DSD_8654

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

3 Comments Add yours

  1. A. Jeni says:

    Chilly??? Have you forgotten upstate NY. And Tony goes camping?? Truly a reforms man

    Liked by 1 person

  2. A. Jeni says:

    Chilly?? Have you forgotten upstate NY? And Tony went camping?. Impressive

    Like

    1. Upstate NY was FREEZING! It really is chilly in Nairobi. Yeah, Tony loves camping.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s