Outback Mac Attack (Chef Scotty B)

Outback mac attack burger
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As the maiden voyage for this vessel of culinary exploration, we had to think of just the right recipe to draw in wary cyber travellers, inundated with over fluffed, under written, and often unpracticed recipes that frankly will never turn out the way they looked in the pictures.

This website aims to cater for both the hurly burly of modern family life, and also provide the more adventurous alternative to those of you somehow blessed with the time enough to devote to attempting these more labour intensive preparations. So we chose a meal that is equally at home on the home dinner table, as it is in big city restaurant menus, particularly in my home town of Melbourne, where the trend towards Americana is at its peak currently. Everyone loves a good burger, and in the interest of making it just a little more Ozzy, I present you with my Out Back Mac Attack, the kangaroo burger of kings!

Kangaroo Pattie

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 600g kangaroo mince
  • 100g onion jam
  • 2g Szechuan peppercorns ground
  • 2g Juniper berries ground
  • 1 piece star anise
  • 2g smoked paprika
  • 20g garlic finely chopped
  • 2g thyme
  • 70g ketchup
  • 1 egg
  • 50g panko (japanese bread crumbs)
  • 10g sea salt


Toast all spices in a dry pan until fragrant (about 2mins). Combine all ingredients and mix through until well combined. Weigh out 160g patties and shape so they are approximately 1 inch thick. Leave to set in the fridge as this will help maintain their shape durning cooking.

Garlic bulbs homegrown
Garlic bulbs

Onion Jam

  • Servings: 200g approx
  • Difficulty: medium
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  • 1 white onion thinly sliced
  • 250ml balsamic vinegar
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 2g fresh thyme
  • 2 large bay leaves


Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a deep pot until almost smoking, cook onions without colouring until they are sot and translucent. Add vinegar and bring to the boil. Add the rest of your ingredients and reduce the heat to a low simmer


Homegrown tomatos
Homegrown tomatos

Spicy Tomato Chutney

  • Servings: 400g approx
  • Difficulty: medium
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  • 320g ripe tomatoes
  • 150g chopped onion
  • 25g Chopped Garlic
  • 4g thyme
  • 15g red chilli
  • 4g rosemary
  • 2g coriander seeds
  • 1g mace
  • 1g sumac
  • 2g smoked paprika
  • 2g mustard seeds
  • 30g scotch whiskey
  • 30g worchester sauce
  • 10g malt vinegar
  • 30g brown sugar
  • 10g sea salt


Bring a large pot of water to the boil, and prepare an ice bath (a large bowl filled with iced water). Toast spices in a dry pan until aromatic (2mins) and grind into a fine powder. Remove the core of the tomato and cut an X in the skin on the bottom. Blanch tomatoes until skin starts to come away from the cut slightly. Plunge into ice to halt the cooking process. Peel skin from tomatoes and dice roughly. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a deep pot until smoking and cook onions without colouring (roughly 2 mins) and add garlic. Cook for a further 2 minutes and add spices and cook for another minute stirring continuously. Add the tomatoes and then the rest of your ingredients. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat to a low simmer. Cook your relish until nice and thick (20-30minutes) being careful to stir it frequently. Adjust seasoning to suit your own preferences.

Truffle Aioli

  • Servings: 250g approx
  • Difficulty: medium
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  • 1 whole egg
  • 200mls canola oil
  • 50mls truffle oil
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1.5 Tblsp lemon juice
  • 1.5 Tblsp chardonnay vinegar (white vinegar will do)
  • sea salt and white pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients except for oils in blender. Slowly pour oil in a steady stream into the blender while running until all oil is incorporated.

To Assemble Burgers:

  • Brioche buns, lightly toasted and buttered
  • Salad; we used red onion, pickles, butter lettuce and fresh tomato
  • Cheese, preferably a decent crumbly aged cheddar

Layer pattie, cheese, mayo, salad, relish and jam inside in your preferential order.

Feast on this beastie delight

If all this seems a little intimidating, Renee G’s Bouncy burgers may seem a little quicker…



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