Lean and Healthy Hamburgers

A summer BBQ favourite, hamburgers often cop a bad rap in health circles. But not today’s tasty burgers – they’re low in salt, lean and healthier than their fatty, fast-food cousins

Hands holding healthy homemade hamburger in brown paper

A summer BBQ favourite, hamburgers often cop a bad rap in health circles. But not today’s tasty burgers – they’re low in salt, lean and healthier than their fatty, fast-food cousins


Ingredients (serves two)
Patties

  • 150 grams lean beef mince
  • Small handful grated carrot
  • 1 sprig parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 small onion, diced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 tablespoon canola/sunflower oil
  • cracked pepper to taste


Hamburgers

  • 1 tomato
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 2 round multigrain bread rolls
  • 2 teaspoons heart-foundation approved mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons tomato sauce


Method
Mix the carrot, parsley, onion, beef, tomato paste, pepper, and half of the egg in a bowl. Add enough oats to make the mixture firm. Shape the mixture into two spheres with your hands, then flatten out into patties. Fry the patties in a frypan or on the barbecue with the oil until brown on both sides.

Slice open the buns spread one half of each bun with mayonnaise, and the other half with tomato sauce. Stack patties, sliced tomato, and lettuce on the bottom half of the bun and top with the other half. Serve immediately.

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    CindyLou
    12th Dec 2016
    3:58pm
    What do you do with the other half of the egg?
    colspot
    12th Dec 2016
    10:59pm
    You forgot the most important ingredient BEETROOT


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