Apr 9, 2012

Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

Here’s one for your recipe box!

Slavinken. Oh boy, I’d pay good money to hear some of you trying to pronounce that right, that’s for sure!

What are they? They’re a typically Dutch dish: seasoned meat patties (beef and pork) wrapped in bacon. Usually they’re browned in butter. Lots and lots of butter.

Because I’m kind of attached to my arteries, and because I like a smokey flavor, I slap ‘em on the grill. Probably makes them all the more tastier.

Usually here in NL we go for a very basic seasoning (Not me. Never me!) and make them smaller so that the bacon enwraps them completely, but I prefer slightly larger slavinken with a little less bacon when grilling them.

 

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork/beef (50/50)
1 large garlic clove
1 large shallot
2 medium eggs
1/2 cup Parmesan
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 1/2 to 3 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
oregano/thyme (dried or fresh)
1 tsp lemon rind
1 1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried chili flakes
5 tbsp ketchup
1/4 tsp nutmeg
10 oz thinly sliced bacon

 

Directions:

My herb garden is growing abundantly this year. Needed oregano and thyme for my recipe.
Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

No overwhelming amounts, just enough for a subtle background flavor. Wash and dry it.
Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

 
Going for dried herbs? Just use 1 tsp dried oregano and 2/3 tsp dried thyme.
 

Finely chop it and add it to the meat.
Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

Chop the shallot and grate the garlic. Add it to the meat.
Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

All these herbs and no fresh basil. I’m embarrassed. Add the dried basil, a pinch of dried chili flakes, the nutmeg, pepper and salt.
Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

Another thing I’ve done lately is add lemon zest to my ground beef. Love the flavor and zing it gives.
Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

In with the eggs, ketchup, Parmesan and breadcrumbs.
Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

Have someone knead it for you while you take photos. Works for me.
Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

Bacon = love.
Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

Grab a good handful of meat—I do have fairly small hands—and get the air out.
Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

Shape the meat into a log, place one large or two smaller slices of bacon next to each other and wrap it around the meat.
Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

Is this a piece of art or what?
Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

Keep rollin’, people! I ended up with 13 slavinken, 2 per person and one extra for your late night munchies fix.
Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

 
You can do it the Dutch way and slowly brown them in an indecent amount of butter. You can prepare them in your oven or you can grill them.
 

I used my Big green egg, got it stable at 350F˚ (175C˚) and slapped them on the grill.
Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

Gave them 8 to 10 minutes on each side.
Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

Eat them as is or serve them with BBQ sauce or my personal favorite: peanut sauce.
Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

Seriously Seasoned Slavinken
Ingredients
    1 pound ground beef
    1 pound ground pork/beef (50/50)
    1 large garlic clove
    1 large shallot
    2 medium eggs
    1/2 cup Parmesan
    1/2 cup breadcrumbs
    2 1/2 to 3 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp pepper
    oregano/thyme (dried or fresh)
    1 tsp lemon rind
    1 1/2 tsp dried basil
    1/4 tsp dried chili flakes
    5 tbsp ketchup
    1/4 tsp nutmeg
    10 oz thinly sliced bacon

Directions
    Wash, dry and mince the fresh herbs. Alternively you can use 1 tsp dired oregano and 2/3 tsp dried thyme. Finely mince the shallot and grate the garlic. Add everything to the meat.

    Season the meat with salt, basil, pepper, chili flakes, nutmeg and lemon zest. Add the eggs, ketchup, breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Knead well and divide the meat in roughly 12 to 13 portions.

    Form logs, place a large or 2 smaller slices of bacon next to each other and wrap them around the meat. ou can do it the Dutch way and slowly brown them in butter. You can prepare them in your oven or you can grill them.

    I used my Big green egg, got it stable at 350F˚ (175C˚) and slapped them on the grill and gave them 8 to 10 minutes on each side. Eat them as is or serve them with BBQ sauce or my personal favorite: peanut sauce.

Meal type: main course, bbq
Servings: 6
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    17 Comments »

    1. 1

      They look great!
      And I had to have an extra look at the bacon. I miss real bacon! I have gone more than 2 months without it!!! I’m originally from Denmark, but visiting Australia for 4 months. Here they roll their eyes when I ask for real bacon and not that excuse for it which they use (Don’t worry, I don’t ask in that manner ;-) )

      Xanita on Apr 9, 2012 @ 4:06 pm Reply
    2. 2

      Gut, nooit aan gedacht om slavinken zelf te maken. Of om ze op de grill te gooien. Ga ik deze week een keer proberen. Bedankt voor de inspiratie! :)

      Karin on Apr 9, 2012 @ 4:18 pm Reply
    3. 3

      This looks WONDERFUL. I can’t wait to make these! (How DO you pronounce it?! Haha!)

      How long do you bake them in the oven for? I don’t have a grill yet. :)

      Thanks!    

      Melissa on Apr 9, 2012 @ 4:29 pm Reply
    4. 4

      Yum! I love slavinken but try not to eat them too often for the sake of my waistline. ;) Still, I love the idea of making my own and might have to try these soon. All the seasonings sound perfect! Can’t wait to try them!

      Alison on Apr 9, 2012 @ 4:35 pm Reply
    5. 5

      Wow, I’ve never heard of Salvinken!  Thanks for the introduction… Think I’ll make a version of my own this week =)

      Jessen on Apr 9, 2012 @ 5:05 pm Reply
    6. 6

      Thanks for this blast from the past Kay!

      Juls (Pepper and Sherry) on Apr 9, 2012 @ 9:13 pm Reply
    7. 7

      Love that herb garden !

      Arch on Apr 10, 2012 @ 5:22 am Reply
    8. 8

      Inderdaad nooit aan gedacht om ze zelf te maken… Dat is natuurlijk vele malen lekkerder als die kant en klare dingen uit de supermarkt en lekker ook van de gril!

      Simone on Apr 10, 2012 @ 2:44 pm Reply
    9. 9

      Never thought to put them on the grill.  I am going try that. Thanks for the tip.
       

      Arrisje on Apr 11, 2012 @ 1:58 am Reply
    10. 10

      My family loves slavinken en we always make alot of small ones which is kind of an annoying job and I usually end  up doing it.
      Great photos as always, the hard work you put in yout blog defiantly shows.  

      Solama on Apr 11, 2012 @ 5:50 pm Reply
    11. 11

      I made these tonight.  Cut the recipe in half for the hubby and me.  Made 8 with one pound of lean ground beef.  My hubby loved them.  The favor is wonderful.  We live in the US and have never eaten them before.  I cooked them in the oven cause it’s raining here in the NW.  Can’t wait for a dry day to grill them.  They are going to be a summer staple for entertaining here.  Thanks Leslie

      Leslie on Apr 12, 2012 @ 3:49 am Reply
    12. 12

      Met pindasaus! Ik viel bijna achterover van het lachen.
      Dat zit niet in mijn Indische systeem….
      ;)

      Es on Apr 16, 2012 @ 2:06 pm Reply
      1. Wat ben je toch ook een nep-Indo! Weet je dan niet dat je alles met pindasaus moet eten? Jemig, Es… ik moet je nodig eens heropvoeden :)

        Oh btw, doe mij ff jouw recept voor gado-gado.

        Kay on Apr 16, 2012 @ 3:01 pm Reply
    13. 13

      Made these last night and came out great. I added mint for extra freshness and used apple smoked bacon instead of regular bacon. They came out excellent!

      This is already one of my  favorite summer time recipes!

      Thanks Kay! 

      Vasil Lalov on May 14, 2012 @ 4:52 pm Reply
    14. 14

      Oh wow, I just made these for dinner, and they taste AMAZING!  The peanut sauce with it is such a wonderful touch!

      Rachel on Sep 28, 2012 @ 1:47 am Reply
    15. 15

      I know how to pronounce slavinken! It pays to have a Dutch friend! LOL!

      Ana on Dec 13, 2012 @ 8:01 am Reply
    16. 16

      I’m gonna try ‘em.  Will report back.
       

      QL7 on Feb 8, 2013 @ 1:22 am Reply

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