To celebrate my sister’s wedding anniversary we all headed to a cottage in the country for some family time. I come from a family of foodies so the menu for the weekend was carefully crafted and everyone chipped in. The plan was to order burgers and steaks and stick them on the BBQ instead of going out to eat. My brother-in-law orders most of his meat from Haloodies so suggested we try their burgers and steaks. I am new to the Haloodies range so thought it would be a good opportunity to share my food experience with you all.
The Beef Burgers
We cooked the beef burgers and served them on a brioche bun. The burger patty was thick, meaty and melted in my mouth – it was cooked perfectly – thanks bro 🙂 It was really tasty and you could tell it was a really good quality piece of meat. I loved it, it was better than a lot of the gourmet burgers I’ve eaten in restaurants.
We ordered sirloin and beef fillets and I marinated the meat with a New York style marinade (created by the Halalivores, see below for the recipe)
The marinated steaks were cooked until they were medium done and then left to rest for a while. The steak was lovely, this too melted in my mouth. The quality of the meat coupled with the quality of chef (thanks bro) made it the perfect steak, again it was better than a lot steaks I’ve eaten in a restaurants.
Overall, I had a great weekend with some amazing food. It has left me feeling very inspired to make more food at home. You can have good quality food without the massive price tags of some restaurants. I will definitely be trying more food from this range. I would rate the meat 5/5 – it was excellent! If you haven’t tried Haloodies, give it a try you can order the meat from their website www.haloodies.com.
New York steak rub (courtesy of Halalnivores)
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
Mix well and rub into your steak for at least 2 hours