Leftover Burgers (this one reduces waste not waist)


After cooking a load of burgers for our Kids club,  there were some leftover so I took them home and popped them in the freezer for another day.  In the past I’ve reheated them in some gravy but had the idea of making mini “toad in the holes” with them.

I had also saved a lot of the fat that had cooked out of the burgers as it is useful for cooking (my veggie friend was horrified but it saves buying lard)

As on this occasion the burgers were already cooked so I put a tiny amount of the fat into each muffin tray and placed into a very hot oven (about 220) to heat.  You could also add a little bit of onion at this point if liked

Once the fat was hot I poured some of the batter into each tin (I made my batter with 100g Plain Four, 1 egg, about 300ml of milk and some seasoning) and a quarter of a burger in each (they were quite large).  As there were only 2 of us I left some plain.

Pop back into the oven for about 20 minutes.  Once cooked serve with some mixed vegetables and gravy.

If you are using uncooked burgers then either cook them first separately or you can cut them up into quarters and place into the muffin tin at the start and start them off in the hot oven.  You will probably find that enough fat will come out to cook the yorkshire puddings with so there is no need to add any more.

If you are still hungry after this lot then you can enjoy one of the plain yorkies with a little jam for pudding (the traditional yorkshire way)

As I said – this one is definitely NOT dietary and is aimed at saving wastage rather than reducing waste but as long as you exercise portion control then this is fine for an occasional cheap treat


2 responses to “Leftover Burgers (this one reduces waste not waist)

  1. have just used a couple more leftover burgers as a topping to my pizza

  2. Any leftover yorkies can also be popped in the freezer – I usually make a batch, we have 2 or 3 and then the rest go in the freezer

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