Award Winning Burgers

A pack of 4 x 8oz Ballakelly Farm, 100% Manx burgers.

Available in beef, lamb and mint, or pork and apple, and now new Mangus – that’s Manx Angus.

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These burgers are big! Great value and full tummies with these massive 8oz burgers. That’s twice the size of a McD’s 1/4 pounder. Pro tip: get big baps to have with these!

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Description

Ingredients:

Steak Burger: Ballakelly Beef (95%), Rusk (WHEAT), Wheat Flour (with calcium carbonate, iron, niacin & thiamine), Salt, Ammonium Bicarbonate (E503(i)), Salt, Corn starch, Onion, SOYS Protein (SOYA Flour, WHEAT starch, Isolated SOYA protein), Flavour Enhancer (E621), Dextrose, Preservative E221 (SULPHITES), Antioxidant, E301, Colour E120, Herb & Space EXTRACTS (pepper, nutmeg, paprika, marjoram1, Propylene Glycol, Rapeseed oil

Pork & Apple Burger: Ballakelly pork (90%), Rusk (WHEAT), Wheat Flour (with calcium carbonate, iron, niacin & thiamine), Salt, Raising Agent (F503), Dried Apple (SULPHITES), Sugar, WHEAT Flour (contains calcium carbonate, iron, nicotinamide, vitamin B1), Emulsifier (E451i, E450i), Dextrose, Preservative E221 (SULPHITES), Flavour Enhancer: E521, Antioxidant E300, Malic Acid, Ground White Pepper, Rapeseed Oil, Herb & Spice Extracts (pepper, coriander, nutmeg, sage, cayenne).

Lamb & Mint Burger: Ballakelly lamb (95%), Rusk (WHEAT), Wheat Flour (with calcium carbonate, iron, niacin & thiamine), Salt, Raising Agent E503(i), Ground Spices (white pepper, ginger, coriander MUSTARD, paprika), Stabilisers E451i E450i, Mint, PreservativeE221 (SULPHITES), Spice Extracts (pepper, cloves, pimento, cayenne, paprika), Dextrose, Flavour Enhancer (E621), Propylene Glycol, Celery Extract, Colour (E120), Rapeseed Oil, Antioxidant (E301), Acidity Regulator (E331).

About our Pigs

The Ballakelly pig is born and bred on the Isle of Man. Blending aspects of the Yorkshire Large White and Landrace breeds with the less common Duroc, it is a unique and distinctive animal, raised to respond to the specific features of its environment. This is important because, as with all of our animals, we want the Ballakelly pig to thrive in nature. Unlike in intensive pig farming, where animals are bred to be smooth, pink and suited to the indoors, the Ballakelly pig is fit for living intuitively, inside and out. The Duroc characteristics of a larger frame, a seasonal coat and an auburn hide that doesn’t burn in the sun make ours a robust, hardy pig that chooses to spend time outdoors even in harsher Manx weather. Unlike on industrial farms, our sows have piglets in smaller, less uniform numbers. This makes for relaxed mums and healthy babies, living stress-free lives from their first day. Our pigs eat barley that we grow ourselves. It is an advantage to grow our own crops for feed, and to utilise the animals and how they bring nutrients to the land as part of our growing cycle. This is old school, but very sustainable. As such, the local land and climate can determine the character of our meat; Ballakelly pigs are as Manx as the hills, and our produce has low food miles in every possible sense. Nutritious natural diets, peaceful lifestyles make for pork that genuinely is bursting with flavour and taste. People tell us that Ballakelly pork tastes ‘like how pork used to taste’ – that is, less uniform, with juices and fats that melt and crackle as they should, and a greater depth and variety of flavour, within and across cuts. As part of our minimum waste ethos, even our sow mother pigs become remarkable meat. Loin bacon from sows tastes richer than classic bacon, with a distinct fat make-up and wider structure – which our customers at the markets actively seek out for this reason.

About our Sheep

Back in the 1970’s, Ballakelly Farm’s Suffolk sheep were awarded best in the UK. Over time, Farmer Al has put his own hoof print on the flock, and mixed in that very same Suffolk calibre with Texel and Bluefaced Leicester breed traits. Ballakelly lamb and mutton are robust, lean and powerful, with rich and well-defined melting fats. This is because sheep graze happily on grass in a rotational system of fields that are themselves conditioned by the local weather and environment. Ballakelly mutton is central to our minimal waste ethos because our lovely ewes become marvellous mutton. Mutton is darker and stronger than lamb, and the process of dry aging, breaking down and refining the structure of the meat in a humidity controlled environment – usually for four weeks – means mutton can be as tender as spring lamb while offering a depth of flavour. Our sheep are crucial to our planned regenerative land practices. Ballakelly Farm is unusual for the Isle of Man in raising sheep, pigs and cows together on one farm. It means we are ideally placed to rotate which animals when and where, so that we can utilise back into the land from what the animals give us.

About Our Cows

The Ballakelly cow is a blend of Charolais, Limousin and Aberdeen Angus which help maintain medium-sized cows of manageable weights for the mothers. The Angus also introduces a natural sturdiness and a coat and hide suited for the Manx climate. Recently we have been selling Manx Wagyu which is a cross of local dairy cows with Wagyu insemination. Our cattle run in groups of around 30 – meaning optimal ‘mob’ grazing potential during spring and summer, and are indoors during winter feeding on home-grown silage and cereals blended with peas for additional protein. Growing the grains and peas we feed our animals means we don’t have to import food, which significantly offsets the methane emissions of the Ballakelly herd. Our animals develop proper structure, size and fat content that results in beautiful marbling, tenderness and fulsome flavour. We dry age some of our beef which significantly enhances texture and taste, for genuinely outstanding depth and melting softness. It takes time: four weeks, generally – but we think it’s worth it.

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