The Cateran Burger

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A true Highland Burger!

Taking its name from historical name for highland clan fighting men. These men often formed the bands of cattle thieves who used to terrorise the Angus/Perthshire Glens during the times of the clans. Hence the now well-known Cateran Trail in Perthshire.

These men lived off oatmeal, a simple cream cheese called Crowdie and blood from their cattle and offal. However, one might imagine that if one of their stolen cattle were to perish it would be a shame to waste!

…And doubtless they would have had Uisge-beatha to wash down with!

A meal fit for a Warrior especially with a serving of chips and greens (the healthy bit!!!)

Ingredients for burgers

500g lean beef steak mince

1 large egg

50g butter

100g finely diced onion

15g dry breadcrumbs

Salt and pepper

Other Ingredients

6 Soft rolls

Crowdie Cheese

Black pudding

Whisky BBQ Sauce


  1. Fry the diced onion in the butter and 1 tbsp of vegetable oil until soft but not coloured.
  2. Combine the mince, egg, cooked onion and breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Divide into 6 equal parts and shape into patties by hand or using a ring mould.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a frying pan and when hot place the burger patties in the pan, searing 1 minute per side.
  5. Transfer to a pre-heated baking tray and cook for 5 mins in an oven pre-heated to 180°C.
  6. Fry the black pudding in a little oil, about 4 minutes each side.
  7. Spread a soft roll with Crowdie cheese top and bottom. Add the burger, black pudding and Whisky BBQ sauce on top.
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