08/02/2016

The best Slimming World burger and BBQ relish recipe I've tried yet

Each week I write and say 'this is my favourite Slimming World recipe so far', and I'm going to say the same now.

On Saturday night I did the SW bacon burger with BBQ relish for tea for me and Tom and oh my word it was sensational.  The burger was just as tasty as the other Slimming World burgers that I have done previously, but the relish was out of this world.  I'm literally starting to salivate now just thinking about it.

I wasn't quite sure how it was going to work as my previous attempts at homemade BBQ sauce haven't replicated the taste I'm used to - but this hit the nail on the head.

Here's a picture of the finished article (I think I needed a bigger plate!)


And this was Tom's (less salad, more chips and cheese)



It was really simple to make and tasted incredible.

Here's the SW recipe (to serve 4):

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch spring onions
  • 400g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
  • 2 tsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 4 rashers of bacon, lean
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped chives
  • Green salad leaves
  • 4 x 60g wholemeal rolls

To make to relish:

  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 225g passata
  • 3 tbsp sweetener
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Finely slice the spring onions, place in a bowl with the beef, parsley and seasoning. Combine with your hands and shape into 4 burgers about 10cm in diameter. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Place the burgers under a medium/hot grill for 6-7 minutes on each side until cooked through. Add the bacon for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Layer the salad leaves, bacon, burger and relish in the rolls and serve immediately.
  3. To make the relish:

    Spray a pan with the low calorie cooking spray and sauté the onion and chilli powder over a high heat for 5 minutes until softened.

    Stir in the remaining ingredients, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened. Check the seasoning before serving hot or cold.


I didn't stray at all from the recipe this time, which is unlike me as usually I like to make my own tweaks and changes.

To do my homemade chips I just used the ActiFry and peeled and chopped the potatoes, soaked in cold, salty water for 20 mins then dried thoroughly before spraying with fry light and sprinkling with salt and cooking in the ActiFry for 35 mins - easy peasy.

After I'd eaten this I honestly couldn't believe it could help me lost weight (it might not have done, I don't get weighed until Wednesday!) but it was totally syn free and was full of all the good things that the SW eating plan promotes.  It was just so tasty that it was almost too good to be true!!

If you don't believe me, give it a try yourself!  I'll certainly be making that relish again, even if it's just to eat on its own with a spoon!

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