Thursday, 9 February 2012

Turkey and spring onion burgers and the 5,000 calorie burger

I have enjoyed cooking from my weight watchers cook smart book over the last few weeks and marked out several recipes on my "to cook list". Most people including me love a good burger or two and weight watchers turkey and spring onion burgers appealed to me. Not meaning to go on about calories etc, but this burger has only 270 calories per serving, so not only does it taste good but it's also good for you.
Here is how my low fat, low calorie burger turned out. I made homemade chips from Gino D'acammpo Buonissimo cookbook, got to love Gino!.

Recipe for turkey and spring onion burgers.
Serves 4
500g chicken or turkey mince
6 spring onions
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
zest and juice of 1 lime
low fat cooking spray
salt and freshly ground pepper

To serve
4 medium burger buns
2 tablespoon tomato ketchup
salad leaved, tomato and cucumber,

1) Mix together the mince, spring onions, garlic parsley, lime zest and seasoning. Shape into four patties then heat a non stick frying pan and spray with the low fat cooking spray. Fry the patties for 5-10 minutes on each side until cooked through.
2) Meanwhile, split the buns and toast lightly. Spread each halfway with 1/2 tablespoon of tomato ketchup then arrange the salad on the base of each bun and place a burger on top. Squeeze a little lime juice over, replace the top half of the bun and serve.

I'm not usually a low fat kinda girl,  just trying to lose some pounds for my 25th birthday. I love nothing more than tucking into a high fat, high calorie lovely burger. I visited an American style diner in Telford, last year that specialised in calorific treats, the Daily Mail sent a reporter to sample burgers from Oscar's diner 5,000 calorie burger so I had to sample it too!.

A calorific and tasty treat 

Me and that burger!

I also love a good cocktail x


  1. Uhmmmmmm que rico!!!
    Un besito

  2. xx It was lovely thanks, had to translate que rico but was familiar with besito x

  3. Charlene, your doing great sticking with the WW recipe. I really need to do the same and stop procrastinating!

    Both burgers look yummy but I don't know if I could finish all of the big one off :)


  4. Ahh thanks, i've lost 7lbs now, just aiming small 7lbs at a time. Want to look my best for my 25th but treating myself on Sunday with Nigella's old fashioned chocolate cake. About to make Harry Eastwood's chocolate beetroot brownies at 250 calories per slab. Your bannoffee cake looks amazing, never made a bannoffe pie/cake before, but certainly tasted some in my time!

  5. Wow what a fantastic meal - I wish I could have joined you!!
    Delicious and that cocktail didn't look bad either!
    mary x

  6. Hi hon, from a fellow WWer! These turkey burgers sound like a good midweek substitute for the real thing :)


  7. It is, plus home made chips using fry light (and a tea spoon of oil) is a lovely substitute. I love food so much, but am willing to make a change for my bday x I'm making their veggie burgers soon (at 2 points a burger) x


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