I don’t want to overstate things here, folks… but hold onto your bloody hats because these burgers will quite possibly change your LIFE.
Okay, that’s pretty bold. But they will definitely change your dinner time, even if you’re not as emotionally invested in burgers as I am.
Going on a weekend jaunt to a dirty burger joint is one of my all-time favourite activities, but my bank balance and my waistline are all “you can’t keep doing this!”
So I’ve gotten pretty into making my own at home. I started off with your run-of-the-mill beef burger. These were good, really.
Then I got the culinary itch.
I wanted to be brave, to venture where I’d never before dared with my homemade burger escapades.
So I tried out some … turkey mince. Madras, curry, turkey burgers.
I know what you’re thinking. Burger Sacrilege.
Oh no, my friend. Wrong.
But what I will say is that these are crazy low in calories by comparison, and unbelievably delicious to boot.
Juicy, tender, spicy, fragrant… they are something else, honestly.
You must make them immediately!
Tomorrow I’m test-driving a recipe for reduced sugar / calorie Mango Chutney with the sole purpose of having a jar on-hand for the next time I make a batch of these. I think a good dollop of chutney would be the cherry on top of an already spectacular cake.
I served mine in Warburtons Thins (100 calories each, magic) with a few leaves and some sliced tomatoes (because healthy). All topped with caramelised red onions, and some sweet potato and courgette chips on the side. I thoroughly recommend you do the same.
Welcome to the light, fellow burger nuts. You’re going to love it here.
Turkey Madras Burgers
- 400 g turkey breast mince
- 100 g red onion, grated
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 egg yolk
- handful fresh coriander, chopped
- 2 tsp madras curry powder
- pinch cumin
- pinch salt
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Get your hands dirty - make sure everything is evenly distributed!
Divide the mixture into 4 and shape into patties, around 1cm thick.
Pop a non-stick pan on the hob and turn the heat to medium. Once the pan is nice and hot, add some low-calorie cooking spray followed by your burgers.
Cook for 3-4 minutes, then flip 'em over.
Give them another 3 minutes or so on the other side, checking that they're cooked all the way through before decanting into your bun of choice.
Nutritional Information per burger:
Calories: 143 / Protein: 25g / Carbohydrate: 4g / Fat: 3g / Fibre: 1g
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