Unorganized Cooking: 22 Ingredient Meal


German Castro, Editor

Hello again, and welcome to the final recipe of Unorganized Cooking. I have decided to make a full course meal for this article with 22 ingredients. Can you substitute the ingredients in this recipe? Yes, but you have to keep it at 22 or else it doesn’t apply anymore. Those previous recipes helped me make this, and let me just tell you that the food was banging.


  1. Ground Beef (or plant based ground, as what I used)
  2. Parsley
  3. Brown Sugar
  4. Garlic Powder
  5. 1 onion
  6. Smoked Paprika
  7. Salt
  8. Worcestershire Sauce
  9. Lemon
  10. Vegetable Oil
  11. 2 Russet Potatoes
  12. Honey
  13. Coconut Water
  14. Buns
  15. Mayonnaise
  16. Watermelon
  17. Lemon Balm (or mint)
  18. Pepperjack Cheese
  19. 1 Orange
  20. Cayenne Pepper
  21. Tomatoes
  22. Arugula

Also, the reason there is no photo of all the ingredients together before cooking is because 1, the lemon balm would’ve lost its freshness and 2, a whole watermelon, that photo would literally have to be on the floor.

Cooking Time: 2 days

Instructions: Part I

  1. First up, you want to set a saucepan of 1 cup of coconut water with honey to a boil.
  2. Blend watermelon with freshly squeezed orange juice. And no, you can’t use bottled orange juice, it wouldn’t taste the same.
  3. Strain the juice to remove it of any pulps.
  4. Let the coconut water honey solution cool, and then afterwards pour it into the watermelon orange mix into a food grade air-tight durable container.
  5. Leave in the freezer overnight.
  6. While that’s freezing, it’s time to make the patty mix. By the way, you don’t want lean beef, you need 25% fat in it for this to work. It also works well with Beyond meat, of course the taste would be affected. Anyways, thaw the meat.
  7. Once thawed, mix in spices including smoked paprika, parsley, garlic powder, and cayenne powder.
  8. Season with salt and hydrate with lemon and Worcestershire sauce.
  9. Apply 1-2tspn. of brown sugar. Why sugar you may ask? I tried to go for a barbecue flavor.
  10. Finely chop a yellow onion and apply it into the patty mix.
  11. Let marinate in the fridge overnight.

Instructions: Part II

  1. Wonderful. It’s the next day. What you want to do next is get 2 Russet potatoes and slice them in half. You can peel them if you want, but leaving the peels on does no harm as long as it’s washed.
  2. Slice the potatoes lengthwise and then cut into fry-like sticks.
  3. In a bowl or strainer, wash the excess starch off the fries. If the water comes out looking pink or red, that’s just a chemical reaction that occurs after exposing the cell walls of the tuber. If it still looks the same as it did last time, it’s probably your faucet acting up.
  4. Let dry in a bowl lined with paper towels. Afterwards, cover it with more paper towels and apply something heavy on top to sap out any moisture. Too much moisture will result in soggy fries.
  5. While we’re waiting for that to dry, it is time to finally cook the patties. Grabbing a tennis-ball size of ground, pass it back and forwards in your hands until it balls up, then carefully press it into a disc. Also, I advise you press a dip into the center of the patty so it doesn’t shrink back into a ball while cooking.
  6. In a nonstick frying pan, set the flame to medium high and apply vegetable oil. For once olive oil is taking backseat.
  7. Once hot enough, cook the patty for 5min. on each side. If you’re using plant based ground and wondering what’s that red puddle in the dip you made, that’s a good question. I was thinking the same thing.
  8. Once all the patties are done cooking, let cool the oil before disposing in the sink. If you wash it while freshly hot, Old Faithful gonna start spewing its geysers.
  9. Set the patties on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  10. Now it’s time for the fries. On medium high heat, cook the fries in vegetable oil thoroughly mixed with seasonings like paprika, onion, garlic, salt, and cayenne until it is golden brown. Fries are like scallops in that you shouldn’t worry too much about overcrowding in the pan, just as long as you removed all the moisture.
  11. Once the fries are done cooking, also dry them in a bowl with paper for the same reason.
  12. For the drink, simply blend watermelon, lemon balm (or you could use mint) and coconut water until the pulp is finely distributed.
  13. Finally, it’s time for assembly. Toast buns in an oven or toaster oven until golden brown, but not burnt.
  14. On the bottom bun place the patty, followed by mayonnaise mixed with Worcestershire, honey, and all those spices mentioned before.
  15. Afterwards, place pepperjack cheese, a tomato slice, and arugula.
  16. On that same plate, make room for fries on the side.
  17. In a small cup or dish, scrape some of the shaved ice into it.
  18. Your meal is now done. Even though this took me 2 days to make, I must say it was fun making it all the way through. It was filling and I was taken aback by how good the patty turned out despite not being beef. YEAH!!! THIS WAS WAY BETTER THAN THE SAFFRON IDEA I HAD.