Burgers are one of my favourite indulgent meals. I could probably eat burgers everyday if it was up to me – especially homemade ones like these. Soz for the iPhone pics, my camera’s battery died!
250g lean mince (less than 5% fat)
Handful of chopped parsley
2 garlic cloves
Salt and pepper to season
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
40g reduced fat cheese (Healthy Extra ‘A’ – we actually used a lot less than this!)
1 wholemeal roll per person (Healthy Extra ‘B’)
Sweet potatoes (about 2 small ones per person)
Ketchup if desired (1 tbsp is 1 syn)
Total syns: 1 (add 6 syns for each of the Healthy Extras if you’ve used them already)
Start by chopping the onion and throwing into a mixing bowl. Then add crushed garlic cloves and Worcestershire sauce. Add the mince and egg and begin to combine using your hands.
Next, shape into patties and set aside until ready to cook. I popped mine into the fridge for the time being. It made about 4 patties, so a little mince goes a long way!
To create the sweet potato chips, wash 4 sweet potatoes, peel and cut into chip shapes. Add these to boiling water for 5 minutes to soften.
Then, line a tray with baking paper and spray with Frylight. Pour the chips on and shake the tray until they are evenly distributed. Spray the top with Frylight and add a little salt and pepper.
The chips take around 25 minutes in the oven, so pop these in at around 200 degrees on the middle shelf. When you have 5 minutes cooking time remaining, spray a wok or frying pan with Frylight and apply a medium heat. Carefully add the burger patties and fry until cooked, turning half way through.
Once everything is cooked, add the burgers to the wholemeal buns. Either double up, or put one of the burgers on the plate. Add any salad or ketchup you like.
Add the chips to the plate, and serve with a mixed salad.