I’m on a bit of a mission at the minute. I have my first ever Powerlifting Meet a week on Sunday. I have to lift heavy things, in front of people. I am one nervous nelly.
I’m pretty determined not to fail, fall over, get crushed under a barbell etc., so, it’s operation: get really bloody strong.
And everybody knows that burgers are a magical superfood that make you super strong, right?
The burgers themselves are pretty special, but then I think most anything with chorizo hidden inside is pretty special. Maybe it’s my Spanish roots…
Super meaty and rich, a proper burger – and accidentally really low in carbs. If you don’t include the stonking great bun I put it in, obviously.
The relish really makes it though. Sweet, smoky and ridiculously easy to throw together. The key is to cook it slowly on a low heat, but even then it won’t take you more than 20 minutes.
A classic Lazy Lottie recipe. I find myself running around a lot, which is why you’ll notice that almost all of the recipes I share can be assembled and wolfed down within the hour. Handy, no?
Maybe it’s my obsession with burgers or my love of all things bready talking, but this has to be one of the most good-looking things ever to emerge from my kitchen.
The molten cheese escaping, the glistening chunks of chorizo peeking out from under the relish…
Tres moody. Muy handsome.
Serve in a big, hunky bun or something a bit lighter.
Incidentally, I think that these would work really well as meatballs, too. With a cheesy centre. Maybe I’ll give it a bash and update you?
Chorizo Beef Burgers
- 400 g extra lean beef mince
- 130 g chorizo sausage, diced
- haldful fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 medium red onion, sliced
- 6 salad tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 1 Tbsp sweetener
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- salt and pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients together along with some low-calorie cooking spray in a small saucepan.
Cook on a medium-low heat for roughly 20 minutes, until the tomatoes have broken down and begun to caramelise with the onions.
Stir regularly to prevent sticking.
Whilst your relish is cooking down, heat your chorizo briefly in the same frying pan you’ll use to cook the burgers in, just long enough to release some of the fats. (This will help the burgers come together since we’re using lean mince).
In a large bowl, combine the chorizo with the mince, parsley, paprika and garlic powder. Use your hands to ensure everything is evenly distributed.
Shape into 4 patties and refrigerate for 5 minutes.
Once your relish has thickened somewhat, get the frying pan back on the hot over a medium heat.
Season your patties before adding to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.
Nutritional Information per burger:
Calories: 278 / Protein: 30g / Carbohydrate: 8g / Fat: 14g / Fibre: 0g
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