Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Fancy a burger?

I cant deny it, its sad but true - I love junk food. I adore getting a burger from a fast food joint and especially the one with the golden arches! Not very Slimming World friendly that's for sure, the syns are pretty catastrophic for a big burger and fries. So I'm sure you can imagine my delight when I came across a kinda burger but in a bowl recipe. I had to give it a go and after a few tweaks and adjustments I think Ive perfected it. Even the hubby thought it was yummy & I think this is going to be a frequent meal in our home from now on.

Serves ONE:
Ingredients:
1 Large potato peeled and cut into fries
1 Slice of 400g loaf of Wholemeal bread
Crispy Lettuce
40g grated Reduced fat cheddar OR 30g regular cheddar OR anything from the Healthy Extra A Choice cheeses.
100g Extra lean mince
1 spring onions chopped finely
4 slices of gherkin or similar pickle
2 tbsp Very low fat Thousand island dressing

Method:
Add fries to pan of water, bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain and add to a frylighted baking tray and pop in oven to crisp up for aprox 10 minutes. It really does depend on your oven with fries as they can burn quite quick so keep checking. (Please see other post on how to cook Slimming World chips.)
Whist fries are cooking in oven brown mince in pan and add salt and pepper. Once cooked turn off the heat and add the cheese. Let it melt into the mince.

Now its time to layer it up, first pop the bread on the plate then add the crispy lettuce, sprinkle over the spring onion and pickles. Drizzle over the thousand island dressing and finally top with the cheesy mince.
Serve with those yummy crispy fries and enjoy. Now I'm not going to lie to you this isn't one of those 'big' burgers that you get down the fast food joint but it is amazingly good and it tastes remarkably close. Close your eyes whilst you eat and you wont notice the difference but think of all those syns you've saved and how fabulous you are going to feel.

This picture is my first attempt and I did make a few changes like putting the dressing under the mince, I also used a cheese slice with this but on the perfected dish I added cheese to the mince instead. 
I will update this picture as soon as I cook this again :) 

If using Healthy Extra A choice for measured cheese and Healthy Extra B choice for bread the syns are just one for the dressing. Please check syns for dressing as different makes will differ.

Join me at my Tuesday Slimming World group in Great Wyrley to find out how you can eat fabulous healthy meals and lose weight. If you can make Tuesday's pop along to my very good friend Julie's Thursday group in Cheslyn Hay. 

**9.30am. 5.30pm & 7.30pm**

ON TUESDAYS- Wyrley Juniors FC, Long Lane, Newtown, GREAT WYRLEY  
Kierston 07824 665600

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