The Healthy Hamburger


Hands up anyone who has never had a hamburger! But by “hamburger” I mean a proper home-cooked burger and not a commercial fatty one. This recipe has texture and flavor and not so thick you can’t get your mouth around it. Hamburgers are meant to be eaten with two hands on a closed bun!

Cooking method

Combine BBQ sauce and Tabasco sauce in a small bowl and set aside.

Place chicken mince, 1 tbspn BBQ sauce mixture, breadcrumbs in a medium size bowl. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper. Mix thoroughly then form the mixture into 4 x 1cm thick patties.

Place patties on preheated grill, sauce side down. Brush other side with the remaining sauce mixture. Grill for approximately 5 minutes each side, or until cooked through. Lightly toast rolls on grill during last minutes of cooking.

Assemble burgers using rolls, lettuce, patties, tomato, beetroot, onion and cheese. Stand back and watch them be devoured!

Ingredients Serves 4
Soft hamburger buns 4
Chicken mince 500 gm
Fresh tomato sliced 1 medium
Iceberg lettuce shredded 2 cups
Beetroot canned 4 slices
Onion sliced fine 1 medium
Blue vein cheese crumbled 40 gm
BBQ sauce 3 tbspns
Tabasco sauce 1 tspn
Breadcrumbs ¼ cup