Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Burger towers!

I know lots of people are making an effort this January to eat good food, but it's really hard to know what to eat... A lot of you will fall into the trap of eating salads for lunch & chicken with steamed veg for dinner... it doesn't have to be like that. This is why I post up even the most simple meal ideas... if you're like me, it's far easier to adhere to a plan if there's a little variety & sometimes we all need a little inspiration..

Did you know burgers aren't unhealthy? Burgers have a bad rep because of their association with fast food... BUT you can have healthy & fast food at home... Stay away from the commercially manufactured burgers that are full of mystery meat & fillers.. They're unbelievable when you make them yourself :) 

  • 175g lean minced beef 
  • 1 red chilli finely diced (remove the seeds if you're a pussy!)
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • smoked paprika
  • sea salt
No you don't need breadcrumbs or an egg to bind burgers before you ask! 
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until well combined & divide into two burgers (or just make one giant burger). 

For the burger towers:
  • 2 bacon medallions
  • 1/2 bell pepper, left in large chunks
  • large portabello mushrooms
  • 60g mozzarella 
  • beef tomato, sliced
  • tomato sauce (1 tbsp tomato puree, 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, chilli flakes & sea salt) 

Prep everything before you start to cook.

I use my George Foreman to cook burgers because it's super quick, but you can grill them if you like. 
Simple instructions... add the burgers to the grill first (they take the longest to cook!), next add bacon, and finally the veg for about 2 minutes. 

Just before you take burgers off the heat, add the mozzarella & grill for 30 seconds to melt. 

You won't miss the burger bun I promise!! 

Build burger towers (cos we're all 5 year olds!) and serve with a spinach or kale salad.. 


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