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Homemade Burgers & Chips, slimming style

Homemade Burgers, naked, with bun – whatever!!! 

Oh I love Burger & Chips – do you? And I especially love homemade burgers  đź™‚ 

It’s not the first thing we think of when we are trying to be healthy is it?

Well let me tell you beef burgers,  made the right way with a few tweaks here and there – are fine!!! And super filling 

It’s all about balance and it’s all about enjoying your food and your family enjoying it too! 

So make this a fun evening and treat it as a perfect takeaway – yum 

 

 

So let’s talk Homemade Burgers

I love to make beef burgers myself,  as they are so tasty and you are totally in control of what goes into them. 

None of those weird ingredients you see on the back off pack of those bought ones. Have you ever looked? Scary sounding stuff 

And homemade burgers  are also super easy to make – like really! 

I always buy a good quality minced beef and if you’re keeping it healthy (and following the slimming style diet) make sure you buy the minced beef that’s <5% Fat 

I pop the beef in a bowl and then. season and mix with my fingers (full recipe at the bottom of the post) 

 

AND I also like to add a little surprise to the centre 🙂 

I hide a light Baby Bell  Cheese in the middle, simply mould the beef around the cheese – ensuring it is totally encased 

 

 

 

Cooking your beef burger 

Now this is an area of personal choice 

I tend to dry fry mine between 5-6 minutes each side – this cooks them through 

If you like a rarer burger (more juicy) cut the time down by a minute or two 

With real homemade burgers it’s a bit like your steak – some like it well-done some don’t 

Just make sure you are careful with anyone susceptible – cooking through is probably sensible 

 

So let’s talk Burger Buns / or no buns 

You can use whatever you like 

I use a brown wholemeal roll 60g 

Or a Warburton thin? it’s nice and sometimes I toast it too 

Naked Burger 

If you are being really good you can use 2 Portobello Mushrtooms – baked in the oven

You can use these mushrooms to form the ‘bun’ 

You will possibly need to use a knife and folk to eat  your Naked Burger – messy 

 

What can you add as toppings to your burgers? 

Well you can add anything you like really? 

If you’re trying to be healthy or doing it slimming style I would recommend:  

  • Salad leaves 
  • Tomato slices 
  • Onion Slices 
  • Bacon Medalions, cooked 
  • Low Fat mayo 
  • Extra Cheese (Healthy A) 
  • Gherkins 
  • Mustard 
  • Horseradish 
  • Cucumber 

 

Family Burger night?  

What I tend to do is make the burgers and the chips and pop all the fillings on the side.

Then I let everyone construct their own burger 

We love it!! Have a go – winning!! 

 

The Slimming Deets for your Homemade Burger 

Free – if you use your Healthy B – 60g wholemeal roll 

AND part of your Healthy A for the Light Baby Bell 

Then you have to decide what to add and syn those additions 

E.g Tomato Sauce, Low fat Mayo, extra Cheese – all these need to be syned

And the below chips are free too!! Bingo 

 

The Best Slimming Style Chips 

These really are I think the best Syn Free chips

They are so good I’d already dedicated a full step-by-step to creating these golden beauties. Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside 

So easy and perfect! 

 

The Slimming Group 

I also have a Facebook Closed Group called Easy Peasy Slimming Style Recipes .

Come over and join this great honest community Facebook for Easy Peasy Slimming Recipes if you’re interested

 Just use the join button if you like real home cooked tasty easy food!!

We support encourage and laugh!!Loads of tips and tricks – I promise

Big Love Clare x

 

 

Ingredients

Serves 3-4

  • 500g Minced beef, <5% fat
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mixed herbs
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground Black pepper
  • 4 Light Baby bell cheeses
  • 4 Wholemeal bread Buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatos, sliced
  • Onion, peeled and sliced

 

Preparation Method

 

  1. Place your minced beef in a bowl and add your garlic granules, mixed herbs, salt and pepper on top
  2. Using your hands mix lightly (no not over mix)
  3. Then split your mixture into 3 or 4 portions (depending on what size burger you like)
  4. Next shape into flat rounds about 12 cm in diameter, pop your peeled baby bell in the centre of each round
  5. Next using your hands to shape, bring the minced beef mixture around the cheese and mould to a burger shape,  encasing the cheese. Make sure you cannot see any of the cheese through the burger pattie
  6. At this point you can pop them in the fridge for later. If you are having your burgers straight away pop them in a frying pan (not fat required) and fry over a medium high heat for approx 5 minutes each side (longer if you like them well done) The outsides should be nice and brown and a little bit crunchy
  7. Next prepare your buns / thins and all your salad bits and don’t forget your healthy chips
  8. Simply build your burger however you like to
  9. Enjoy

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