Manic Weekends Call For A Quick To Make Lunch


Saturday 27 January 2018

Manic Weekends Call For A Quick To Make Lunch

This post is an entry for BritMums Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge, sponsored by Rustlers

Regular readers will know that since starting back at work part time, I am always looking out for some quick and easy mid week meals.  But with three boys who have a much better social life than me or my husband, weekends aren't any better.That is why I was keen to take part in the BritMums and Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge. Quick are great when I am acting as a glorified taxi driver, taking my boys to their various weekend activities and friends Birthday parties.

I have to admit that I wouldn't have really considered buying microwave burgers for a quick meal for the family before. But when the children are eating at different times due to their hectic schedules, it does make sense. I have certainly had their pork rib sandwich for myself before when I am in a rush.

So how did I hack our Rustlers southern fried chicken burgers? Well I started my research by eating one just as it was. The lightly peppered mayo in the packet is really good so I didn't feel the need to change that. I decided that a cheese slice would always add something to a burger. I just love the melted texture. I also like some fresh lettuce and tomato. As for the bun, if you have those extra minutes, it really does make a difference if you toast the bun rather than microwave it.

eating a rustlers

As for what to serve with the burgers, well that needs to be quick too. I mean there is no point taking 90s to cook your southern fried chicken burger and then waiting 30 mins for some wedges to bake in the oven. Here I opted for a simple tomato salsa and sweetcorn with buttered paprika.

The salsa is so simple to make. For each person, chop up one tomato finely. Add a slice of red onion finely chopped and a couple of basil leaves. Add a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar and a drizzle of olive oil. Hey presto one really easy and tasty salsa.

The sweetcorn is even easier. Here I used tinned sweetcorn, that I heated in the microwave. Once warm I added a knob of butter and a sprinkle of smoked paprika.

The boys thought that the chicken burgers were great and the only thing that little man changed was swopping the mayo for some ketchup.

Rustler's Southern Fried Chicken Burgers can be bought in a single or twin pack from Tesco. How would you hack yours?

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