I was set a challenge to make a Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burger a more fun healthy meal by dressing it up, adding sides and generally making it a bit different. Ben loves Rustlers burgers but I find I have to add things to them to fill him up. I also make them a little more healthy whilst still being a quick meal. So, this was definitely the challenge for me!
For the task I was given a voucher for Tesco to buy the burgers and all ingredients needed to make a meal. The twin pack of burgers pictured above is just £2.50 from Tesco and each burger takes just 90 seconds in the microwave. We chose to make ours with some homemade chips cooked in the air fryer with Frylight and some salad. This gives them some healthy sides and also pretty quick to do. The chips in the airfryer take around 30 minutes but if you wanted something quicker you could always leave off the chips and have a bigger salad!
The Rustlers Southern friend chicken burger is quite plain and obviously would be idea for a quick snack but with a little extra time can be dressed into a more filling feast. I chatted with Ben and we decided on his favourite cheese Brie with Bacon Medallions, and crunchy fried (in Frylight) peppers and red onion. We also used the sauce that came in the pack as, well it would be rude not to!
All the ingredients we would need were available from Tesco with the burgers but we already had a pack of bacon in the fridge so I used that instead of buying more! We chose medallions as they have much less fat so whilst still being full of flavour they are healthier. We chopped the peppers and onions into large chunks to keep them full of bite and taste. We sliced the brie into nice chunky slices and fried the bacon and vegetables whilst the burgers took turns in the microwave! All this while we had the chips happily cooking away in the airfryer.
So there we have it our finished burgers. From the bottom up we have the base of the bun, the sauce that came in the Rustlers pack, then the burger itself. Topping the burger is two slices of brie, a medallion of bacon, and some chunky pieces of red, yellow and green pepper and red onion. The Sesame topped top of the bun is balanced on top as we filled the burger well!
How would you hack your Rustlers Burger? Remember it is so easy for you to do different for each member of the family if necessary. Whilst it isn’t necessarily the healthiest meal out there it is probably one of the quickest and lets face it sometimes that is what you need! Cheaper than fast food, healthier than a fast food burger and adaptable. So how would you hack yours? Do comment with your favourite toppings!
This post is an entry for the Britmums Rustlers burger hacking challenge sponsored by Rustlers.