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Cheese Quesidillas (really easy snack/lunch)

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This was really easy and quick and didn’t require frying or microwaving. I did these with some leftover cheese and some chilli flakes into some chilli wraps (these were Tesco.com chilli wraps which were disappointingly non-spicy) once I finished setting them up with the cheese and the chilli I put them into a George Foreman for around 5 mins or until you can hear the cheese just starting to melt and coming out onto the plattern. when you put them onto the grill make sure that the fold is straight and at the bottom or all the cheese will melt out and make a mess.

These are really tasty and quick and make a good lunch or snack

Turkey and Stuffing Stuffed Burgers

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This started as 2 ingredients, 500g fresh turkey mince, a pack of sage and onion stuffing.

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I quartered the turkey mince pack so I knew every burger was starting out with the same amount of mince as I have found making burgers I can end up using more in the first 2 or 3 burgers and end up with one or 2 burgers that are a lot smaller after so they over cook or under cook.

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I had a family pack sized paxo sage and onion stuffing mix but I did only use about half, I made so much because I spread it on the burgers afterwards, because stuffing is one of my feel good foods that just tastes so nice and adding more onto the burgers seemed like a good idea (which it most certainly was) the stuffing itself I made moist as I didn’t want it to be dry or suck the moisture out of the mince when the burgers were cooking so the burgers held their shape and didn’t crumble.

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Then using the silicone insert so give the depression on the 2 halves of the burger I added a heaped teaspoonful of the stuffing to the depression in the burger and then compressed it together and from a 500g pack of the mince I made 4 burgers.

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Then after about 5-10 mins in the George foreman they came out like this, you could eat them like this with some good oven chips but I put them in square wraps and added more stuffing.

You could quite easily in less than 5 mins make 1 or 2 of these and have them as a snack or a lunch instead of a dinner meal as they are really easy to make and simple and very filling

Cheesey Stuffed Beef Burgers

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This is my new toy for the kitchen, its a manual stuffed burger press that has a silicone piece in the middle that gives you a shallow hollow to put your filling of choice in (in this case it was a small amount of mozzarella and chilli flakes. This particular press can make just standard quarter pounder burgers or 3 mini burgers (great as meatballs).

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Using fresh beef mince I filled both top and bottom sections then used the silicone insert to create the hollow and then pressed it back together. Without the greaseproof circles that you can buy it was quite fiddly to get the burger out of the press however with a single spray or spray oil in the top and bottom of the press before putting the mince in, made it a lot easier to remove.

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I made 4 which with 4 bread rolls was a filling meal for 2, They were cooked for around 5 mins on a George foreman grill and stayed juicy without being greasy like a lot of shop bought burgers can be.

Mini bacon Cheese Burgers (meatballs)

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This started out by combining my 4 favourite foods Smoked bacon, meatballs, mozzarella and fresh bread.

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To start I followed the instructions on the Hovis bread mix until the bread has risen.

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Then after separating the bread into 12 pieces to make 12 mini bread rolls flatten the 12 meatballs and put them into the oven with the breadrolls for about 20 mins until cooked. Then just before the meatballs come out lightly cook the bacon

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Then once the bread has cooked put a piece of bacon (bacon rounds here) then 2 meatballs (as they shrink in the oven) and some cheese on each roll. If you want to make 12 burgers you will need 24 meatballs, but I found it nice to have 6 fresh rolls filled with melted mozzarella. Once the burgers have been prepared I put them back in the oven for 5 mins until the cheese has melted, then enjoy.

 

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Then after