Sunday, July 10, 2011

BBQ Time : Healthy Burgers

Although the summer weather has been pretty frightful, something that is always requested in Maison Babaduck is burgers.  I'm trying to eat slightly more healthier so decided to try to lighten up my usual burger recipe.  Turkey Mince is becoming much easier to find in recent months so I've done a 50/50 turkey & beef mince burger.  I decided to just make them & not tell The Hubs to get a true reaction.  He loved them, which is great because he'll be eating them again!

Healthy Burgers (makes 8)

400g Extra-Lean Beef Mince
400g Turkey Mince
2 Shallots, minced
2-3 cloves Garlic, crushed
1 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Chives, chopped
1 tbsp Parsley, chopped

Mix everything together really thoroughly in a large bowl - the turkey & beef mince are different textures, so this will take a bit of work.

Shape into patties and allow to chill for 10-15 minutes.

Heat a frying pan or griddle pan and cook for 6-7 minutes on each side until fully cooked through.

Serve with loads of salady bits, a healthy layer of precious Bacon Jam from Ed Hick and some potatoey things - in this case it was leftover fried new potatoes.

They do freeze really well, so make up a batch in advance and stick them in the freezer.


  1. Will deffny be giving these a whirl - they look delish!
    Also gots to get me some of that Bacon Jam post haste :)

  2. I made turkey burgers with spinach mixed in the patty last week, they were delicious! So I trust these would be lovely too