Grilling your burger and choosing extra lean mince and bacon is the key to making these so much healthier than one you buy from a fast food store!

bacon-burgerSERVES 4

PREP 15 MINS PLUS CHILLING

COOK 15 MINS

 

1 small onion, finely chopped

500g extra-lean beef mince

Small handful of finely chopped fresh parsley

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

8 lean bacon rashers, visible fat removed

1 level tbsp. extra-light mayonnaise

2 tbsp fat free natural fromage frais

4 x 60g wholemeal rolls, halved (and toasted if you like)

A few lettuce leaves

¼ cucumber, thinly sliced

1 tomato, thinly sliced

1 onion, sliced into thin rings

 

1 Place the onion, beef and parsley in a large bowl. Season and mix well with your hands until combined. Divide the mixture into eight equal portions and form each into a burger. Place the burgers on a plate lined with baking parchment, cover and chill for 30 minutes.

 

2 When you’re ready to cook, preheat the grill to high.  Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat then gently press the burgers into the pan – you may need to cook them in two batches. Cook for 1 minute then turn and cook for a further minute to seal. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for a further 5 minutes, turning frequently until cooked through.

 

3 Meanwhile, grill the bacon for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking.

 

4 Remove the burgers and the bacon from the heat and drain on kitchen paper.

 

5 Mix the mayonnaise and fromage frais together and spread on both halves of the rolls. Fill with the lettuce, cucumber, tomato, onion, burgers and bacon.

 

6 Serve hot with chips (Slimming World style) and plenty of salad.

Credit: Slimming World’s Fakeaways. Photos: Gareth Morgans.