Burger & Chips
The one thing you think you need to forfeit when your on a diet is Junk Food, in particular Burgers 😦
However there is a very good reason these foods are Junk food and it is a good reason to avoid the mass produced ones as they sabotage your weight-loss and make you feel like poop.
This however does not mean you can’t have them just make your own and then you know what has gone in to them!
Often mass produced ones are made with cheap high fat meat and are packed out with breadcrumb and all other sorts of crap. They are then cooked in pools of oil and slapped on to starch white bread loaded with sauce.
Here’s my recipe which I use which is very tasty and much healthier than ‘Burger Joint’ calorie laden Burgers.
Serves: 3 (makes 6 Burgers)
Prep: 10 Mins
Ingredients: Burger- 500g Extra Lean minced Beef(less than 5% fat), 1 Onion, 2 cloves of garlic, tsp of Chilli Powder, 1 Egg, Salt & Pepper, 1 60g Wholemeal Roll.
Chips- 3 Medium Sweet Potatoes peeled, Smoked Paprika, Low Cal Spray Oil, Salt & Pepper
Chop your peeled sweet potatoes in to chips and pop in Microwave for 10 mins in cold water to steam on full. A Bowl with cling film on will suffice if you do not have a micro steamer.
Blend the Onion, Garlic, Chilli Powder & Salt & Pepper in mini food chopper, cut mince in to small pieces to stop meat being stringy and add in in blended ingredients. Crack in an egg and mix thoroughly until mix is all one colour.
Take your steamed Sweet potato from ding and lay out on a flat oven tray and spray with Low Calorie oil, sprinkle on Smoked Paprika over the chips and RUB in the Smoke Paprika to spread the taste evenly, spray again with low cal oil and pop in at HOT oven (Gas Mark 7-8) for 30 mins.
Split your burger mix in to six portions and form in to patties squeezing any excess juice and place on a grill pan sprayed with Low Cal Oil.
Grill the burgers for 15-20 mins turning when needed.
Once cooked place on your wholemeal roll with gherkins and salad and slide in your chips in next to it. Add Loads of Super Free Foods on your plate to accompany this like salad or vegetables. also if you like the sauce add Extra Light Mayo or tsp of BBQ Sauce for that added zing.
I made a quick coleslaw too with Fat Free Yoghurt, white cabbage, onion and carrot well seasoned blitzed.
No added rubbish and low in fat and mega tasty 🙂 Yum