Phew! Get your mouth around that! The name & the burger! There are days when I seem to use my points quickly & they’re nearly all gone by lunch, then there are other days when I’ve barely used any points come dinnertime, well today was one of those days and I haven’t really felt like eating that much the last few days after being in pain with my back but following a visit to the chiropractor earlier today I’m feeling a good bit better & I’m making up for it with Dinner. This makes 4 Burgers & it’s 14pp including the fries. I hope you enjoy! For the Caramelised Balsamic Onions:
3 Onions Sliced
A Splash of Balsamic Vinegar
Start making the onions first thing as they take a while to cook, the longer the better. Place the sliced onions in a pan sprayed with sprayoil over a very low heat & cook slowly for at least 25 to 30 minutes stirring occasionally until the onion has gone very soft & is browning. Add in a splash of Balsamic Vinegar for the last 10 minutes of cooking time. For the Homemade Fries:
600g (150g per person) potatoes cut into chips.
Place the chipped Potatoes on a plate & microwave for 3 minutes. Spray well with sprayoil & place in a preheated oven at 200c for 25 to 30 minutes or until browned & cooked through. For the Smokey BBQ Burgers:
450g Steak Mince (5% Fat)
1 Red Onion Finely Diced
1/8th of a tsp of Mustard
1 tsp Dried Oregano
1 tsp BBQ Seasoning
A Sprinkle of Garlic Granules
A Sprinkle of Smoked Paprika
A Splash of Worcestershire Sauce
Small Handful of Fresh Parsley
Salt & Pepper
Mix all the Ingredients well but lightly in a large bowl & shape them, lightly pressing the mixture into 4 equal size burger patties. Cook on a preheated griddle pan sprayed with sprayoil for approximately 8 to 10 minutes a side until fully cooked through.
For the Spicy Mayonnaise:
3 Tbsp lighter than light mayo
1 Tbsp Tomato Ketchup
1/4 of a tsp of Smoked Paprika
Mix well in a small bowl until smooth & refrigerate until needed.
4 Brioche Burger Buns
4 Light Cheese Slices
8 Fat Free Bacon Medallions Fried
Place the Brioche Buns in the Oven for a minute or so with a cheese slice on each lid. Place pickles on the bun base, layer burger on top with bacon, caramelised onions, spicy mayo & top with the cheesy bun lid. Secure with a bamboo skewer to hold it in place. Serve with the hot Homemade Fries with Salt & Vinegar & Enjoy!