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Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge

Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken burgers are a quick fix when you want a meal in a hurry. I took part in the Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge to make a quick and tasty weekend meal for the family. Read on to see what I came up with.

Family life can get busy. Through the week there is work and school. It takes organisation to ensure that everything is ready before the family leave the house. At the weekend there is usually a mountain of household chores to catch up on a shopping to do. Children may need lifts to visit friends or go to clubs. It can be difficult to fit everything in.

While I like to cook from scratch there are times when you need a hack to get a meal ready on time. Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken burger twin packs are ideal for this. They take 90 seconds in the microwave and you can quickly add your own toppings to make your own balanced meal. For more family fun why not provide a selection of salads and toppings and let your little ones build their own burger?

Rustlers burger hacking challenge

The Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge

For the Rustlers burger hacking challenge you need to hack your Rustlers Southern Friend Chicken burger to make it a crowd pleaser for the weekend. Add some sides, create a special sauce, its up to you.

Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken burgers contain marinated chicken in southern fried breadcrumb with an authentic southern taste. They come with black pepper mayonnaise and the buns. It is a great starting point to get creative and make delicious southern sides to go along side it.The twin pack makes it easy to get the burgers ready quickly, ideal if you have a starving family. Pick up the Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken burgers up in Tesco’s for an affordable meal.

Rustlers soutern fried chicken burger with trimmings

How did I hack my Rustlers Burger?

When I think of southern fried chicken I always think of a childhood holiday we had in Tennessee. We had dinner with some friends of my parents in their garden. The evenings were warm and humid. We ate outdoors at an informal buffet with paper plates and napkins. On the table was southern fried chicken, barbecue baked beans, coleslaw and various other sides. The most strange one was a salad made with jelly, or jello.

After we had eaten we spent some time playing in the garden. Lurking in the bushes at the bottom of the garden we came across a skunk. We ran away screaming skunk at the top of our voices. We were very lucky not to get sprayed. Since then I always think southern fried chicken needs coleslaw and barbecue beans.

Hacking the burger was simple. After spreading on the black pepper mayonnaise it was topped with shredded iceburg lettuce, chopped cucumber and tomato. A simple burger topping to set off the side dishes.  To complete the meal there was a side serving of seasoned chips. Just sprinkle the chips with a little black pepper and paprika seasoning before serving.

Rustlers southern friend chicken buger topped with lettuce, cucumber and tomato and served with chips barbecue baked beans and coleslaw

Side dishes

Home-made coleslaw is really quick and easy to make. It is also much more tasty than shop bought. To make it simply chop up some white cabbage into bite sized pieces. Next grate some carrot. Mix them together and then add some salad cream or mayonnaise. You can add a little extra spice by adding black pepper, mustard or anything else you want. As I had a southern theme going on I put a little dash of barbecue sauce in with the mayonnaise which gives the sauce a little bite.

Crunchy home made coleslaw

Barbecue baked beans are also simple to make. I like to cook a big batch of these and freeze them ready to serve when ready. They have lots of taste and flavour. Simply chop up some garlic, onions and bacon. Fry these then add the beans with some passata. A little brown sugar, vinegar and Worcester sauce adds the barbecue flavour. Just simmer until the sauce is thick.

Read more: Barbecue baked beans recipe

Barbecue baked beans in a glass dish

What the family thought?

Once my feast was ready I put the Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken burgers in front of the family to taste test. Personally I was pleasantly surprised. I don’t normally buy Rustlers burgers. Having tried them I would buy them again, they do taste nice and the black pepper mayonnaise is a nice touch. They are the right size, not too large and not too small.

My son said it was the best burger he had ever had which is praise indeed. He was more than happy with the full meal including the sides. Having tried the Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken burgers I would definitely try them again. They are great when you are in a hurry allowing you to produce a tasty meal in minutes.

Why don’t you try the Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge? What would you serve with your burger? Let me know below.

This post is an entry for BritMums Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge, sponsored by Rustlers.

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6 Comments

  1. January 24, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    Great looking burger, with super sides too. I was hoping you’d make a jello salad too. 🙂 I wonder if Eddie will like this burger.

    • February 7, 2018 / 8:39 am

      I am sure he will, my son loved it. Its great the way you can make it your own by adding extras

  2. January 31, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    Your skunk story made me laugh – I remember seeing one when we were in the States on honeymoon and I was amazed to discover that it is as big as a cat because I always thought it was about the size of a squirrel. I was oohing and aahing and our friend, who was putting us up for a couple of days, said “if that thing sprays you, you are sleeping in the garage” !! Your meal looks lovely too – hmmm BBQ beans, delicious 🙂

    • February 5, 2018 / 1:37 pm

      I thought the same, that they are quite small. They are surprisingly large. At least we escaped unsmelly as it were

  3. February 2, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    Lovely that the challenged sparked a fond memory. Your pictures have made me very hungry and I like the sound of black pepper mayo! I am commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanks so much for taking part.

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