Friday, February 24, 2012

Healthy beef burgers

Another one from Michelle Bridges' "Crunch time cookbook", this is a really tasty and family-friendly dinner.  Michelle suggests only using half of the bread bun to cut the calories - and it's certainly filling enough without the other half!  Fresh, fast and fun, these will be a winner at your place too!

Ingredients (serves 4)
400g lean beef mince
2 shallots, finely chopped
2 tablespoons low-cal barbecue sauce (optional)
freshly ground black pepper
olive oil spray
wholemeal bread buns (either 1/2 or 1 per person)
8 iceberg lettuce leaves, shredded
160g canned sliced beetroot
1 tomato, sliced
coarsely chopped parsley, to garnish

Combine the beef mince, shallot and barbecue sauce (if using) in a bowl.  Season to taste with pepper.  With wet hands, shape the mixture into 4 patties.

Lightly spray a non-stick frying pan with olive oil and heat on medium.  Cook the patties for 5 minutes each side until browned and cooked through.

Toast the bun halves, then line each bun with lettuce.  Top with beetroot, a patty and tomato.  Garnish with parsley and season with pepper.

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