Homemade burgers are not only tastier than take away or frozen varieties but they can be healthier too. Don’t be tempted by the lure of the neon signs that highlight all the fast food outlets along your route home. Using extra lean mince and oats to make your own patties, serve with brown bread rolls, roasted red pepper and avocado, these burgers contribute great nutrition without the high quantities of saturated fat and salt found in bought patties. You can grill or braai these patties. Raw patties freeze well so prep in bulk.
Add a side salad for a well balanced meal.
By June 12, 2013Published:
- Yield: 4 - 6 patties (4 - 6 Servings)
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Ready In: 30 mins
Homemade burgers are not only tastier than take away or frozen varieties but they can be healthier too. Don't be tempted by the lure …
- 400 grams lean mince
- 1 medium egg
- 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 packet brown onion soup
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground salt and pepper
- Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix until well combined.
- Divide the mince mixture into 4- 6 (kids) equal portions. Shape each portion into a patty.
- Coat an oven tray with non-stick spray and bake the patties for 10 minutes. Turn them over and cook for a further 10 minutes.
- While cooking, prepare the burger buns. Add avocado, lettuce, sweet chili mayo and roasted red pepper slices.
- These patties can also be cooked on the braai.