Whichever team you’re backing this season, a Food Optimising feast to accompany the big game is sure to be a winner. Traditional game day dishes like ribs, pizza and burgers can send Syns soaring – even after only a few bites! Food Optimising dishes taste just as great as the traditional favorites, and they’re whole-heartedly satisfying thanks to filling Free Foods. Follow my Healthy Superbowl Series recipes and remember to check back daily for more! Today I’m sharing a healthy burger recipe.
Quarterback Quarter Pounder
Capture your favorite flame-grilled flavors with this hearty burger, salad, and wedges.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Syns per serving: FREE
- 2lb potatoes low
- calorie cooking spray, such as PAM Olive Oil
- 1 medium red onion, peeled
- 7oz tinned borlotti (roman) beans
- drained 1 level tbsp tomato purée/passata
- ground black pepper
- 10oz 95% fat free extra lean ground beef
- 1 large zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise
- 255g/9oz large flat mushrooms, thickly sliced
1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF/200ºC.
2. Cut the potatoes into wedges and cook in lightly salted boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and return to the pan with the lid on to steam dry for 5 minutes. Place them on a nonstick baking tray and spray with low-calorie cooking spray. Cook in the oven for 25–30 minutes, occasionally shaking the tray.
3. Meanwhile, halve the red onion and cut one half into thin wedges. Roughly chop the other half. Place the chopped red onion in a food processor with the borlotti beans, tomato purée, and seasoning and pulse to combine. Add the ground beef and pulse again. Tip the mixture out onto a clean work surface and then knead the mixture together so that all the flavors are well combined.
4. Shape the ground beef mixture into 4 burgers and chill in the fridge until ready to cook.
5. Preheat a large griddle pan or grill. Cook the zucchini, mushrooms, and red onion wedges for 2–3 minutes on each side until cooked. Tip the griddled vegetables into a serving bowl and mix together well.
6. Cook the burgers for 7–8 minutes on each side on a griddle over a medium-high heat, until thoroughly cooked through.
7. Serve the burgers with the griddled vegetables and accompany with the potato wedges.
Tip: Suitable for home freezing – quarter pounder only.
Tomato & Herb Relish
Prep time: 10 minutes
- 3 large tomatoes, skinned and chopped
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 1 small red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped
- 1 small red chili, deseeded and chopped
- juice of 1 lime
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
- salt & pepper
1. Place the tomatoes, bell pepper, onion and chili in a food processor with the lime juice and chopped fresh herbs.
2. Process just for a few seconds until the mixture is coarsely blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper and transfer to a small serving bowl.
Be sure to check out the full SuperBowl series:
Touchline Surf & Turf with Corn On The Cob and Herby Dip (Live January 27)
Cheerleader’s Chili Loaded Potato Skins with with Creamy Herb Dip (Live January 28)
Halftime Gooey Chocolate and Apricot Brownies (Live January 29)
As for alcohol? Enjoy a beer to toast your team’s success (a 12fl oz bottle Bud Light is 5½ Syns) or get creative with Slimming World’s low-Syn cocktails! Our favorite’s a Mojito cocktail – place slices of lime and mint leaves in a glass and fill with ice. Add 1½fl oz rum and top with sugar-free lemonade (5 Syns per glass).
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