Yesterday, my hubby and I already made a list of our lunch menu for the rest of the week. So for today, we were supposed to have steamed meatballs. However, after breakfast, I was playing with other possiblities of what I can do with the ground pork. I ended up with the idea of what my son had in Jollibee last week, The Ultimate burger Steak Meal. This is a 'fully carbohydrated' meal, if there is such an adjective. It contains a thick burger patty resting on top of a bed of french fries with mushroom gravy on top and beside it is a cup of rice with a sunny side up egg on top. Here's a photo of their new offering...
I would have to say that this meal is quite a production number. It has four parts, the rice, the egg, the fries, and the pork steak, oh and the gravy so that would be five parts.
We will be focusing on the pork burger steak part.
Before cooking the pork burger steak, I did some internet research and based some of what I did in this recipe from here and here.
So let us begin...
Here are the ingredients:
750 grams ground lean pork
1 stalk of green onions, chopped
1 red onion, minced,
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tbsps soy sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 egg, slightly beaten
For the gravy:
2 Tbsps pork drippings
4 Tbsps butter
4 Tbsps flour
1 pork bouillon cube ( I didn't have beef so I used pork but beef bouillon or beef broth would've been better)
2 cups of water
a dash or two or three of Worcestershire sauce ( it really depends on your preference)
What to do:
1. For the pork steak: Mix all the ingredients well. Form the mixture into balls using a Tablespoon.
2. For the gravy: Crush the buillon cube, mix it wih the water and set aside. After frying all the patties, there will be a lot of oil from the pork. Transfer the excess oil in another container. Leave about 2 Tablespoons of drippings in the same pan because we will use the same pan we used for frying.
|Put the butter in.|
|When all of the butter has almost melted, put the flour in.|
Mix it until the butter and flour has incorporated.
Add the buillon cube bits that are in the water and mix it in the pan. Add the water little by little because you need to mix the water with the butter-flour mixture to keep lumps from forming.
|Gravy with the right consistency. Don't you just want to run your finger throught that for a quick taste?|
That's it! That's it? Let me add how I did the others:
3. For the fries: I just used frozen ready to cook fries we bought from the grocery.
4. For the sunny side up egg: My hubby volunteered to fry the eggs. This gave me time to plate the meal and get the table ready ;)
5. For the steamed rice: I just used a rice cooker.
|Pork Burger Steak (close up)|
Verdict: Let's just say there was peace in the house when were having our lunch. ;D Everybody was satisfied and happy. :)