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Ostrich Burgers – Lean and Mean (BBQ Week)

That’s right… Ostrich Burgers!

I have to say, besides pizza, I am a little bit of a burger connoisseur (always on the hunt for the best burger) and I think I’ve found it…

Want to try them out? The lovely folk at Kezie Foods have given the Uuni Community a 10% discount code to use on any of their products: UUNI10 – Valid until June 30th! (UK delivery only!)

Ostrich Burgers Ingredients

Pre-heat Uuni and sizzler pan(s). You will be cooking all toppings in Uuni!

Toppings
(Obviously, you can add your own favourites!)
Burger Patties
Burger Buns
Tomato Chutney
Bacon
Mushrooms
Red Onion
Cheese
Rocket
Burger Sauce
Ostrich Burgers pan

Method


Cook bacon, mushrooms, red onion and burger patties on sizzler pan (cook the meat separately to the veg). Drizzle a little oil over the mushrooms and onion.

Burgers – 4-5 minutes, rotated half way
Bacon – 3-4 minutes, rotated half way
Mushrooms & red onion, 2 minutes

Once burgers have finished cooking, add cheese and leave on sizzler to melt or finish off in Uuni.

Load all toppings onto the buns – easy!

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Even though Ostrich meat tastes like beef, the Ostrich does not have fat marbling in the meat like beef. Ostriches have fat, but it collects outside the muscles and is easily removed during processing.

It is often said to be the healthiest red meat available. Therefore, the cuts of meat are very lean with very low fat content.

It allows meat lovers to enjoy the occasional burger without the fat and cholesterol found in other fast food burgers.

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Bacon Jam – Easy Homemade Topping Recipe

Bacon jam. It’s time to test the hype!

We’ve had a number of requests for this and it might just be one of our favourite pizza toppings of 2017!

Bacon jam is a bacon-based relish. It is typically made through a process of slow cooking the bacon, along with onions, vinegar, sugar, and spices, before mixing in a food processor.

As long as you like bacon, you can pretty much add this savoury spread to anything!  So far we’ve only tried it on pizza and these bad boys below (cooked in Uuni).

The verdict? I think we might be adding a little bacon jam to everything (at least until we’re bacon jammed out).

Bacon Jam serving

Since there are so many variations of this recipe, we’ve added a few alternative ingredients for you to consider using, including coffee instead of water! Many recipes claim to cook for 2-4 hours in a slow cooker for even better results.

Enjoy!

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Easy Homemade Bacon Jam 

 

Ingredients

500g/1lb smoked bacon, diced
2 onions, peeled and diced
1/2 cup water (or strong brewed coffee)
1/2 cup maple syrup (or agave)
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp rosemary, dried or fresh
Pinch of salt & pepper

Method

1. Add diced bacon (as small as you can dice it) to a pan and cook on a low heat until lightly crisp. (Cooking on a low heat will allow you to release fat from the bacon which you’ll want to keep in the pan for the next step!)

2. Once cooked, remove bacon from pan and set aside.

3. Using the same pan, add diced onion and cook until soft and yellow. (Remember, don’t clean the pan as you want to cook the onion in the bacon remnants for added taste!)

4. Once cooked, add the cooked bacon, maple syrup, rosemary, water, cider vinegar, salt and pepper to the onions.

Bacon Jam ingredients

5. On a medium heat, simmer for 1 hour as the mixture now needs to reduce into a jam like consistency. It’s best to check on the mixture periodically to ensure it hasn’t reduced too much, too quickly. You can add a little more water if you find this to be the case.

Bacon Jam cooking
6. After 1 hour of simmering it’s time to pulse! Using a food processor, pulse 2-3 times (many food processors come with a pulse button, otherwise just turn the processor on and off for 1 second at a time). You want to end up with a consistency similar to the below photo.Bacon Jam mixing

7. Once processed, use the bacon jam straight away or keep refrigerated for up to 2-3 weeks, sealed in an air tight container or jar.

Bacon Jam spread

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Thanksgiving tradition: Turkey, bacon, blue cheese & cranberry pizza

What’s one of the best parts about a Thanksgiving meal? The leftovers!  

Whether you’re cooking for 2 or 20, why not skip to the best part and go straight for our favourite next day dish:

 

Thanksgiving Wood-Fired Turkey, Bacon, Blue Cheese & Cranberry Pizza 

What do you need? (per pizza)
160g pizza dough
Olive oil to drizzle
Mozzarella
Blue cheese
1/2 small sprig of thyme
1 piece of turkey, cut into small pieces
Handful dried cranberries (or cranberry sauce)
1 rasher of bacon, diced

Method
1. Insert pizza stone & preheat Uuni for 10-15 minutes.
2. Preheat a sizzler pan for 1 minute and then put the bacon on to cook for a further minute
3. Flour the peel and begin to stretch the dough
4. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil to lightly cover the base and begin to add the turkey, cranberries, blue cheese and mozzarella pieces, ending with the cooked bacon. (If using cranberry sauce instead of dried cranberries, add to pizza once cooked)
6. Slide pizza into your Uuni and cook until perfect, adding a sprinkle of thyme when removing.
7. Eat, relax, repeat.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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Fantastic. Wood-fired Food. Fast. 

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Ultimate Breakfast Pizza

This might be the ultimate breakfast pizza but we can guarantee that it tastes great no matter what time of day it is. Combining most of the staple ‘big breakfast’ ingredients, everyone needs to try this morning miracle.

What do you need?
Pizza dough
Pizza sauce
Bacon (diced)
Mushrooms (thinly sliced)
Cherry tomatoes (quartered)
1 egg (per pizza)
Mozzarella
Sriracha sauce (A little or a lot, depending on how adventurous you’re feeling).

Vegetarian? Try swapping the bacon for Bhacon.

Method
1. Preheat  Uuni for 10-15 minutes.
2. Pop the sizzler pan in to preheat for the last 3-4 minutes.
3. Once preheated, place the bacon into the pan, cooking until it begins to brown slightly. At this stage, add the mushrooms to the pan and leave until they have cooked through.

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4. Begin to prep the dough while the bacon and mushrooms are sizzling. (We have used 160g of dough for the perfect breakfast portion).

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5.  Add sauce to the pizza base and begin to layer the toppings on, starting with tomatoes, bacon, mushrooms & mozzarella.
6. Here’s the tricky part – adding the egg. If you’re like me and would like the egg to be perfectly centred, the egg will move forwards when you slide the pizza into the oven. Try placing the egg closer to the edge (as seen below) to allow for movement and you should end up with an eggy centre.
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7. Cooking times will vary, depending on the temperature, just be sure the egg white is set before removing.

8. Top with a little parsley & sriracha. Optional extra: Fresh slices of avocado. Make yourself a juice, grab a magazine or newspaper and enjoy!

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