Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a classic burger and chips dinner to hit the spot, so if you’re on a diet (or not), choose this satisfying low-calorie Slimming World recipe.
For the chips:
4 large baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1cm/½in chips
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Low-calorie cooking spray
For the salsa:
3 ripe plum tomatoes, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
½ small onion, peeled and finely chopped
1tsp artificial sweetener
57ml/2 fl oz water
1-2tsp Worcestershire sauce
1-2 drops Tabasco sauce
For the burgers:
794g/1lb 12oz extra lean minced beef
8tbsp very finely chopped shallots
4tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
4 x 57g/2oz wholemeal roll
4 lettuce leaves
4 slices of tomato
Shredded red cabbage
Preheat the oven to 240ºC/gas 9.
Place the chips in a pan of lightly salted boiling water for 3-4 mins. Drain well on kitchen paper and leave to dry for about 10 mins.
Return the chips to the dry pan, cover with a lid and shake to ‘rough-up’ the edges of the chips. Transfer to a non-stick roasting tin, spray with low-calorie cooking spray and bake for 20-25 mins, turning occasionally.
Meanwhile place all the salsa ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook gently for 4-5 mins. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
To make the burgers: Place the minced beef, shallots, Worcestershire sauce and garlic in a bowl and, using your hands, combine thoroughly. Season well, divide into four and shape into flat burgers. Spray the burgers with low-calorie cooking spray, place under a hot grill and cook for 5-6 mins on each side or until cooked to your liking. Remove and keep warm.
To assemble the burgers: Split the rolls in half and place a lettuce leaf and a tomato slice on top of each base. Top with a burger and some of the salsa, and serve immediately with the chips and some grated carrot and shredded red cabbage.
Syns per serving: Free* on Extra Easy
(When following the Slimming World diet you are allowed 15 syns per day)
*add 6 Syns if not using wholemeal roll as a Healthy Extra
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