Thursday 21 February 2019

Recipe: bacon and egg burger with spicy fries

Found in the March/April Slimming World magazine, p 46

How to make the burger (ingredients to make one - I made two and froze one for another time)
125g lean beef mince
half a small onion, grated or finely chopped
half a medium egg yolk
some parsley
seasoning - I just used salt and pepper

Mix all the ingredients together well, shape into a burger, wrap and chill until needed.

To cook, heat a pan, spray the burger with oil, cook for five minutes on one side, three minutes on t'other, then add 75mls hot water to the pan, cover and cook for a further five to ten minutes or until cooked through.
I've never cooked a burger like this but it worked and the burger was delicious.  I might add some extra spice to the mix next time.

How to make the spicy wedges (ingredients for one)
sweet potato
spray oil
half tsp each of smoked paprika, celery salt and ground coriander
(or spices of own choice)
Pinch of salt
two bacon medallions

Preheat oven to 200C (180 fan)
Peel and cut the potatoes into wedges or chunky fries.  Boil them in water for five minutes, then drain and steam dry.
Mix together the paprika, celery salt and coriander with a pinch of salt.
Place the wedges in a bowl and gently add the spice mix, tossing to coat.
Place on a baking sheet (I use some parchment to prevent any sticking) and spray with oil.  Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes.
Add a couple of bacon medallions when the potatoes have ten minutes to go.

The egg
Spray a very small frying pan, heat, add the egg, cover and allow to fry and cook in its own steam.

Putting it all together
tomato puree (the recipe said passata)
a wholemeal roll or pitta (I used pitta)
some salad leaves
sliced tomato
thinly sliced red onion
mixed leaf salad to serve

Split the roll or pitta and spread each side with tomato puree.
Spread over the lettuce, tomato and red onion.
Layer on the burger, bacon and egg, followed by some black pepper and finally the other half of the roll or pitta.
Serve with the wedges and mixed leaf salad.

This made a huge amount and the coleslaw I also made really wasn't necessary.  Also, I will use less sweet potato although potato is a speed food so having it was good.
It was delicious although I'm not sure if the egg was worth the hassle of cooking it right at the end.  Next time I will have some cheese as a healthy extra instead as well as the healthy extra B for the bun/pitta.


  1. How strange, I've never heard of cooking a burger in water, even after frying first. I guess it would help to keep it moist, though.

    1. It really did, it was nice but I thought exactly the same thing!