My hubbie and I love a good burger but there are times when I get to the end of the day and fancy something just as indulgent – without the breadyness of a bun. Sometimes I might replace the bun with a trusty thin but my latest obsession are these lovely Burger in a Bowls. Carb free and still lovely and filling, a nice, varied salad makes this dish just as interesting as a regular burger. The burger sauce is a lovely addition as it really makes you feel as if you’ve just popped down to Burger King!
This really is a simple recipe to make and can literally be ready in the time it takes to grill the burgers. I had the bowl on its own but if you are really hungry, you could always serve with some BNS chips.
Burger in a Bowl
Serves 2 = 8sp per serving (Flex)
For the burger
Makes 2 meals = 7sp per serving
4 x lean beef burgers (I use either Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Reduced Fat Skinny Burgers or Muscle Food Extra Lean Burgers)
4 x smoked bacon medallions (fat removed)
40g light mature cheddar cut into slices
Salad of your choice (I used salad leaves, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, jalapenos and gherkins)
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
For the burger sauce
Serves 4 = 1sp per serving
4 tbsp extra light mayo
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp American mustard
2 tsp white wine vinegar
½ tsp each garlic granules, onion powder and smoked paprika
Pinch cayenne pepper
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Salt and black pepper to taste
Pre heat the oven or grill and cook the burgers according to the packet instructions (I seasoned mine with salt and pepper and a little smoked paprika before cooking). Pop the bacon on the same tray and cook with the burgers.
Prepare your salad and pop into the bowl. Dress with the white wine vinegar.
Once the burgers are cooked through, add a little cheese to the top and pop back into the oven until the cheese has melted a little. Then remove the burgers from the oven. Pop one burger on your salad, top with bacon and a little burger sauce. Repeat and continue stacking with the second burger and bacon slice and then top with a final dollop of burger sauce.
Finish with a gherkin on top for maximum fakeaway effect.