Great British Beef Week…23rd-30th April…

Great British Beef Week is celebrating its 10th Anniversary…however due to current circumstances it will be a scaled-down event as any planned activities over the week have had to be cancelled…

British Beef Week

Organised by Ladies in Beef, Great British Beef Week puts the spotlight firmly on the fantastic food that British beef farmers produce. In addition, it raises vital funds for those in need in the farming industry by partnering with the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.).

Since being involved in this annual campaign, R.A.B.I (Charity Registration No: 208858) has organised more than 50 beef week events and raised £90,000 for farming people in need of financial support.

For the 10th anniversary year, GBBW had planned to raise £10K for the R.A.B.I, making the grand total an impressive £100,000. However, following government advice, all events have had to be cancelled, which has put a hold on the fundraising. Appreciative that it is a difficult time for many at the moment, but if you are able to support, please visit the R.A.B.I JustGiving page to make any donations.

British Beef can hold its own with any of the best beef in the world…The best beef comes with a quality assurance denoted by the red tractor…

My grandad was a beef farmer and he raised his cows with love they grazed on green pastures…He kept his own bull so was assured of the best quality calves…That bull was a meanie and I had strict instructions to keep well away from his pen and any field he was in…Did he bellow at times and that was one thing I was not going to disobey my grandad on I kept well away…

In keeping with British Beef Week, I will share with you one of my favourite burger recipes…

Beef and Chorizo Burgers

  • 600 gm of good minced beef…grass-fed if possible
  • About a 4-inch chunk of chorizo sausage crumbled or finely chopped
  • Red onion finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 4 tbsp of panko bread crumbs.
  • Cheeses slices or grated cheddar
  • 8 slices of bacon( optional)
  • sliced tomatoes, peppers and onion to serve.

Let’s Cook!

Lightly cook the chopped or crumbled chorizo and the red onions in a little olive oil…allow to cool then mix all the ingredients together…I always mix burgers with my hands as it combines all the ingredients together much easier.

Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.

N.B…I always cook a small patty before I cook my burgers as then I can adjust the seasoning the chorizo I use is quite spicy however sometimes I will add a good pinch of paprika or cayenne pepper if I feel it needs a little oomph…

Add the patties (in batches if necessary) and cook until browned on the bottom, 3 to 4 minutes, adjusting the heat if necessary. Turn and cook until the other side is browned and the patties feel springy in the centre, 3 to 4 more minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain;

Some people like their beef burgers slightly pink in the middle …I don’t but each to their own and cook your patties to your own taste…

beef patty


To serve we added onion, peppers and tomato and topped with grated cheddar cheese…also some grilled bacon.


About Carol Taylor: 

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all are having a good week so far… stay safe and wash those hands xx

10 thoughts on “Great British Beef Week…23rd-30th April…

  1. Pingback: CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 19th April-25th April 2020… | Retired? No one told me!

Make my day leave a comment I love to hear from you

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.