Afternoon, my lovely readers! Today, I’m giving you the recipe for some incredible beef burgers for a real mid-week treat, loaded with toppings and sauces, but with low fat mince and plenty of vegetables to make up for the guilt of tucking into a dirty burger.
For a burger with all the trimmings, there are some pretty great health benefits here! Yes, it’s a beefburger in a thick bread roll, BUT it’s also piled high with folic acid (onions), fibre (mushrooms) and healthy fats (avocado). Win-win, right?
We made sure we ate this on a day where we’d had a pretty healthy lunch and gone for a lovely long walk beforehand, so I didn’t really feel bad about it at all. I earned that burger – hell, I even had a glass of wine with mine!
250g 12% Fat Beef Mince
1 Onion (half diced to go in with the mince, half sliced as a burger topping)
1/2 Avocado, Sliced
4 Mushrooms, Chopped
2 Wholemeal Burger Buns
I added garlic, mixed herbs, chilli flakes, salt and pepper to the burger, but this is totally up to you – use whatever seasoning you like. I also topped my burger with ketchup and mustard but, again, it’s really up to you!
So, this is how I did it…
1. The burgers are a little messy so if raw meat makes you squeamish maybe someone can take over for this bit! In a bowl, squish together the mince, chopped onion and seasoning until well combined. Split into two balls and shape into burgers.
2. Once they resemble a burger shape, add them to a hot frying pan with a teeny drop of oil or some cooking spray and cook for roughly 4 – 5 minutes on each side, depending on how rare you like your meat.
3. When you flip the burgers over, throw the sliced onion and mushrooms into the pan as well to cooked through alongside the burgers.
4. Now it’s just as simple as putting it all together! Place the burgers in the bun and top with mushroom, onion and avocado, and cram in any other extras you fancy like salad or sauces.
Tips & Tricks!
- You could lower the fat content even further if you swap the beef mince for a leaner meat like turkey or pork. Or get rid of the meat altogether and use a soy mince alternative!
- Trying to cut down on carbs? Throw out the bun and go for a naked burger! 😳
- If you’re having trouble getting the mince to stick, you might want to add a beaten egg while shaping the burgers to help glue it all together, but I’ve always found they work just fine without.