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Battle of the burgers

Sam Wilson wants to know your patty passions.

21 Oct 2010

Teaching kids to eat well is a tricky business, especially {ahem} if you don’t eat that great yourself. So imagine my joy the other day when my son looked up from a homemade burger, wiped some tomato juice off his little chin and said: “Mom? The burgers you make are the best in the world.”

Readers, my little mommy heart sang with joy. I felt like ringing Jamie Oliver up and saying: “You see? You SEE? I am not ALL BAD!” But I restrained myself, because I understand the wildly famous deserve their privacy and because he must be tired, what with having a new 3-week-old son. But mostly because I don’t have his number and he’s never heard of me.

Top 10 burger recipes

So in celebration of my small step on the road to building sons with healthy eating habits, today we bring you a whole host of delicious, healthy homemade burger recipes.  From lamb to lentils, chicken to chickpeas, beef to, er, more beef... we’ve got your patty passions covered.

On the other hand, I don’t know a family that would survive without the 80/20 rule. Recently, my boys and I reviewed the slightly dodgy but incredibly delicious Saul’s burger in Wynberg, which we have pronounced our favourite non-homemade burger. 

But we need your recommendations too. Do you have a fabulous homemade burger recipe? Send it to us, with a pic! And we also want your favourite eat-out burgers – from gourmet to comforting – from all across the country, so email us the details or search for your favourite burger joint on Food24 and review away.

So go on, send and recommend! A Food24 apron (worth over R150) will be winging its way to both the best recipe and best restaurant burger review.

Speaking of Jamie Oliver, have you seen his TED talk? Or read this spiffy interview in The Guardian? Do.

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