Contact Channel Magazine

Hobsonville Point: Farmers Market

What’s Hot at Hobsonville Point Farmers Market? Thai Beefcakes with Sweet Chilli Sauce By Chef Kevin Blakeman

 For this delicious recipe I sourced most of the ingredients from producers at the market, including the Aged Beef Mince from Farm Gate Produce and the hot sweet chilli sauce from Some Like It Hot.  Pop down to the market this weekend and get the ingredients to make them for yourself. They will literally fly out of your kitchen like the hot cakes they are!


Ingredients (Makes approx. 16 cakes, enough for entrée for four people)



500g mince beef 1 red onion

3 cloves of garlic 1 lime

1 fee range egg 75g chopped coriander leaves

2 chillies (this ingredient varies depending on how hot you like it)

Canola oil for cooking


Chilli Dip:

300ml sweet chilli sauce

50g coriander stalks

1 lime

50ml ginger syrup (could be replaced by fresh ginger)

100ml ginger oil


Salt and pepper for both to taste.



Combine mince, diced red onion, finely chopped garlic, one egg, the zest and juice of the lime, chopped coriander leaves and two chopped, deseeded chillies.  Season with salt and pepper.  Shape into balls then press to make disk shapes.  Heat up a frying pan and add the canola oil.  When hot, add the beefcakes in a clockwise order so you know which one you put in first and cook until well coloured and cooked through. This will probably take about four minutes on each side.  Meanwhile in a bowl add finely chopped coriander stalks, one lime zest and juice, sweet chilli sauce, ginger syrup and 50ml of the ginger oil.  Season with salt and pepper.  When cooked serve the beefcakes with the dipping sauce and finish with a few splashes of the remainder of the ginger oil.

For similar and more recipes head to or 

by Channel Magazine