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Healthy Beef Burgers

This recipe is in categories Healthy eating, Licence to cook, Main courses
About this recipe
Healthiness : (105 votes)
Difficulty:  3 out of 5 difficulty
Comments: This recipe uses the following skills and processes: dry frying, using food rings, cooking on the hob, chopping and vegetable preparation.
Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Number of servings: 4-6 burgers
Serving suggestions: Serve with plenty of salad

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Beef burgers are simple and easy to make. Our version contains less fat than the ones you might eat out. Plus they are very tasty. Why not give them a try, you may never want another take-away burger again?
  • 600g very lean beef mince (Of course you could use pork or lamb mince if you prefer)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • a sprig of fresh thyme or a pinch of dried thyme
  • 4-6 burger buns, wholemeal ones are best
  • To go in the burger and to make a side salad: a mixture of salad leaves, 8-12 cucumber slices, 4-6 tomato slices, some sliced grapes, red pepper rings, grated carrot
  • Sauces of your choice
Healthier version
Using lean beef, wholemeal bread and using no oil to fry makes these burgers much healthier.
  • Non stick frying pan
  • Fish slice
  • 1 Food ring
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Chopping board
  • Vegetable Knife
  • Possible a grater if you want to grate carrot for the salad
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Dry fry the onions, util soft
  2. Add the lean mince and onions into the mixing bowl
  3. Add the herbs
  4. Mix together well
  5. Prepare the salad items, if you haven't already
  6. Divide the mixture into 4-6 portions depending on the size you want your burgers to be
  7. One at a time, push each portion into the food ring. Press down well to make your burger shape. You need to be firm so the burger doesn't break up when you cook it
  8. Fry the burgers on a medium heat, turning from time to time, don't add oil you shouldn't need it. You will know they are done when there is no red left in the centre of the burger
  9. Remove from the burgers and drain on kitchen roll
  10. Assemble the burgers on plates in the buns with plenty of salad and sauce of your choice
  11. Add the rest of the salad to the plates as a side salad. Serve while the burgers are hot
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Name: Franz 26th April 2018
Looking good!
Name: Kira 6th May 2017
They sound good but how much healthier are they?
Name: Kayley 29th March 2016
these sound healthy but do they taste healthy I can't wait to taste them
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