Beef Burgers with Salsa
So readers, who else is on a health kick? I know quite a few of us food bloggers are trying to lose our blogger weight… me personally, my goal is to lose around 3okg. I know it sounds like a lot, and I haven’t gained all 30kgs in the space of blogging. So the goal is to get back to my high school weight, which I though back then was “fat”. So there, I’ve put it out there publicly, so no backing down!!
So whilst you might see me blog cakes and other things that we put in to “bad for you” category, I will be sampling and donating the rest to my skinner friends and loved ones. I’ve been exercising with the help of a personal trainer, and keeping it up when I don’t see her. I’ve completely changed the way I’ve been eating and whilst I’ve only done 2.5 weeks of it, I’m feeling amazing. I have more energy and feel better over all. Can’t wait for the weight to start going down.
I whipped out the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet recipe book for some dinner inspiration and these burgers caught my eye. I was going to have mine without the bread roll or even just half, but seeing as it was wholemeal I decided to just have it. I traded the tinned tomatoes for fresh grape tomatoes as I had heaps from Costco. They are filling, but delicious. Sure I love a bit of bacon and cheese on a hamburger, but they can be treat burgers when I’ve really earned them.
So tell me readers, what food do you enjoy that doesn’t weigh you down?
Beef Burgers with Salsa
700g lean minced beef
1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme
1 onion, grated
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoons olive oil
4 wholemeal bread rolls, to serve (optional)
1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes, drained
1 red capsicum, seeded and finely chopped
1 small red (Spanish) onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, to taste
2 tablespoons finely chopped basil
1 tablespoon lemon juice, to taste
1. Combine the beef, thyme, onion, garlic, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and egg in a large bowl. Form into four patties, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2. To make salsa, mix together all the ingredients.
3. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the burgers and cook f0r 5 minutes each side, flattening regularly.
4. Serve the burgers in the bread rolls (if using) with a dollop of the salsa and a green salad.