Herbed cheeseburgers are the healthy alternative to fast food burgers. Use lean meat and try to keep the ingredients low in salt and low fat if possible. This recipe is perfect for kids and those who are trying to watch what they eat.
Makes 8 patties
250g extra lean ground beef
1 egg slightly beaten
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons low-salt soy sauce
2 teaspoons low salt tomato paste
2 teaspoons coriander, finely chopped
2 teaspoons chives, finely chopped
2 teaspoons basil, finely chopped
8 slices low-fat cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
Place the ground beef, onion, 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, egg, soy sauce, tomato paste, coriander, basil and chives in a large bowl. Mix well. After, divide the beef mince mixture into 8 parts and then coat them with the remaining bread crumbs. You may use an egg ring to give the patty a round shape.
Grease a medium sized non-stick frying pan or stovetop grill with oil. Cook the burgers over high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until browned or the patties have grill marks. Â Transfer the patties to a plate and drain the excess oil using paper towels.
Put the burger patties in whole meal or whole grain buns and top it with cheese, Â lettuce, cucumbers, tomato and pineapple rings if desired. Ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard are also good additions to this dish.
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