EVERYDAY EASY
Serves 4
Ready in about 1 hour
Syns per serving: 6*
*Deduct 6 Syns if using the wholemeal roll as a Healthy Extra

Ingredients

For the burgers:

1 small onion, grated

500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)

Small handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves finely chopped

2 medium egg yolks and 4 whole medium eggs

8 smoked bacon medallions, visible fat removed

2 tbsp passata

4 x 60g wholemeal rolls, halved

8 little gem lettuce leaves

1 beef tomato, thinly sliced

1 red onion, thinly sliced

Mixed-leaf salad, to serve
For the spicy wedges:

4 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp celery salt

1 tsp ground coriander

Low-calorie cooking spray

Method

1 Wrap the grated onion in a clean tea towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Tip into a mixing bowl with the mince, parsley and egg yolks. Season, mix with your hands until well combined, then shape into 4 burgers. Cover with cling film and chill until needed.

2 Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Boil the sweet potato wedges for 4-5 minutes, then drain well. Transfer to a large bowl with the paprika, salt and coriander, and toss to coat. Spread on a large, non-stick baking tray in a single layer and spray with low-calorie cooking spray. Bake for 35-40 minutes, turning halfway, until crisp and golden. When the potatoes have 10 minutes left, add the bacon to the tray until cooked through.

3 Meanwhile, place a large, lidded, non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Spray the burgers with low-calorie cooking spray and cook for 5 minutes. Turn over, cook for 3 minutes, then pour 75ml water into the pan, cover and cook for a further 3-4 minutes, or until cooked through.

4 Spray a non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium-high heat. Crack the eggs into the pan and fry to your liking. To assemble the burgers, spread ½ tbsp passata over the base of each bun, then add the lettuce, tomato and red onion. Top with the burgers, followed by the bacon, eggs, some freshly ground black pepper and the bun lids. Serve with the wedges and mixed-leaf salad.

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