Healthy Recipe: Low Cal Burgers

Can the Address Montgomerie make our favourite barbecue snack low fat? Read on...
Healthy Recipe: Low Cal Burgers
Low Cal Burgers

We all love a big juicy burger at our Friday barbecue brunches. But that can mean disaster for our waistlines. Big and juicy doesn’t have to mean bigger bottoms. Shibu John, chef at the Address Montgomerie, has created a guilt-free recipe that maintains the flavour of our favourite barbecue bite but keeps our figures svelte.
“I have reduced the fat and calorie content by using lean ground beef instead of full fat, and the burger bun is wholewheat and homemade, and much healthier than a normal burger  bun,” says Shibu.
A full-fat burger with all the trimmings can contain as much as 820 calories and 53g. Shibu has managed to help us ditch the calories not only by swapping the meat but choosing a low-sugar salsa sauce instead of sugar-laden ketchup. So next time you throw a Friday barbecue for your friends and family, offer up these tasty low-fat burgers. Trust us, they’ll thank you for it!

Beef Burger
Serves 1
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
150g lean ground beef
20g chopped onion
10g breadcrumbs
10g tomato
10g red onion
10g gherkins
5g iceberg lettuce
Salt and black
pepper to taste

Mix the beef mince with the onion, bread crumbs, salt and pepper in a bowl. Place 150g of the mince on a  board and shape into a patty. Pop on the barbecue and cook both sides. Halve a burger bun, and top with the burger, lettuce, tomato, onion and gherkins. Serve with tomato salsa and mustard.

Nutrition Score Per Serving
Before 820 calories, 53g fat
After 274 calories, 6.5g fat