Salsa Burger and Fries
*courtesy of Slimming World US
Who would have guessed that a burger and fries could taste this good and still be healthy? The delicious patty really satisfies and the fresh salsa is a treat for the taste buds.
Ready in 40 minutes
4 large baking potatoes peeled and cut into ½ inch fries
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Low calorie cooking spray
1 3/4lb extra lean ground beef
4 oz very finely chopped onion
4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
4 whole-wheat buns
4 lettuce leaves and 4 slices of tomato
Grated carrot and shredded red cabbage, to serve
For the salsa:
3 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
½ small onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 tsp artificial sweetener
4 tbsp water
1-2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1-2 drops Tabasco sauce
1 Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.
2 Place the fries in a pan of lightly salted boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the water and drain well on paper towels, then leave to dry for about 10 minutes.
3 Remove the water from the pan and return the fries to the dry pan, cover with a lid, and shake to roughen up the edges of the fries (this helps them to crisp up when you bake them). Transfer to a nonstick roasting pan, spray with low-calorie cooking spray, and bake for 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally.
4 Meanwhile place all of the salsa ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook gently for 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
5 To make the hamburgers, place the ground beef, onions, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic in a bowl and, using your hands, combine thoroughly. Season well, divide into four, and shape into patties. Spray the burgers with low-calorie cooking spray, place under a hot broiler, and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until done to your liking. Remove and keep warm.
6 To assemble the hamburgers, split the buns in half and place a lettuce leaf and a tomato slice on top of each base. Top with a burger and some of the salsa and serve immediately with the fries and some grated carrot and shredded red cabbage.