May 29, 2007

Champions Burgers

Prior to the launch of the Omani Cuisine, we attempted to make a burger from scratch, but the experiment failed miserably, we recently gave it another shot after doing some research and some unofficial experimentation at other venues, and as a result the Champions Burger was successfully born at the Omani Cuisine – coincidently AC Milan won the Champions League on the same day.

Ingredients (To make six burgers)

  • 600g of pure minced beef
  • Coriander (كزبرة) finely chopped
  • 2 small shallots (بصل أخضر), finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely crushed
  • 1 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 2 tbsp Thai chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • Nandos mixed spices crush
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 big onion sliced into rings
  • extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)


  1. mix the beef well with the coriander, shallots and the flour in a bowl.
  2. add the garlic, barbecue sauce, 1/2 a spoon of the Thai chili sauce, the Nandos crush, salt and pepper and mix with the beef.
  3. divide the beef mix into six equal portions to make six burgers. (you can cook them directly or keep them in the fridge to cook later)
  4. heat some EVOO in a frying pan until it is screaming hot.
  5. fry the burgers, each side left for six minutes.

ExtraSpicy Cooked Onion to be served in the bun along with the burger.
Leave the burger on the side and fry the onion in a pot with a little of EVOO, wait until it turns golden and then add the rest of the Thai chili sauce and some salt and pepper.