Lean High Protein Burgers

INGREDIENTS:

  • 500g low fat mince
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 fresh garlic cloves or 1 tbsp of garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander for beef; 2 tbsp chopped parsley for turkey and pork
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 slices of mozzarella
  • 4 burger buns
  • 2-3 pickles, sliced
  • 1-2 tomatoes, sliced
  • lettuce leaves

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mix the first 7 ingredients together to make the burger patties. Flatten the mix on your chopping board and cut/divide into 4. Take each individual segment, roll into a ball and divide into 2. Flatten one part on your palm, press the mozzarella slice into the middle and cover with the other half of mince. Make sure you pinch it together properly around the sides so the cheese doesn’t ooze out during cooking.

Fry the burgers in oil on the pan, on the grill or in your George Foreman if you have one. Cooking time depends on how rare or cooked you like your burgers, however do remember your goal is to also melt the cheese in the middle. 3-5 minutes a side should be plenty for all burger lovers. I have tried both methods for cooking and I must say the burgers do dry out a little on George Foreman, so I’m going to vote for the pan cooked and open flame grilled burgers. Give the recipe a go and see if you agree – enjoy!

Energy per ready burger:

5% beef mince – 336kcal, 45g protein, 13g carbs, 11g fat.

5% pork mince – 316kcal, 39g protein, 13g carbs, 11g fat.

5% turkey mince – 293kcal, 35g protein, 13g carbs, 11g fat.

2% turkey mince – 296kcal, 45g protein, 13g carbs, 7g fat.