This recipe is a variation from the Hairy Bikers healthy cookbook. I found their recipe was a bit wet and the burgers didn’t hold together very well when you griddled them, so I’ve adapted it a bit. They’re delicious and a lot healthier than regular burgers. PLUS you get the added benefit of sneaking some unnoticeable vegetables in too which is ideally if you have a fussy 6 year old
- 250g lean minced beef
- 1 medium courgette
- 1 medium onion
- 4 ciabatta rolls
- fresh basil
- 2 nice quality large tomatoes
- Salt and pepper
We’re off on holiday soon so I’m making an effort to cook us healthy low-fat meals with the intention that we’ll be a little slimmer and ready for the beach. We’re also making an effort to eat less meat at the moment, not because we don’t love it (we do) but I just don’t feel it’s necessary to eat meat every day. I’m just trying to incorporate a little more vegetarian options into our diet.
This Quorn curry could be made in exactly the same way with chicken, just substitute the chicken-style Quorn pieces with chicken.
- 300g pack of chicken-style Quorn pieces (or 3 chicken breasts)
- Cooking oil spray or 2 tsps olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp garam masala
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp chilli flakes (or to taste)
- 1 tbsp caster sugar Continue reading
Cooking time 30 mins
This is a great and tasty winter warmer for snowy days like today – if you don’t fancy all the stirring you you can also cook it in the oven.
I make this about once a week, but it’s so delicious it generally only lasts a day. It’s a granary loaf which has lots of raisins in it, which makes it delicious for breakfast (or any other time you fancy a snack…)