Recipe by Um Safia
Annabel says "Making your own Healthy Junk Food is one way to encourage fussy eaters to eat better-quality food. Adding tomato chutney to burgers gives them a delicious flavour. My children love this burger recipe. Serve them on their own or in a bun with some salad. Red meat provides the best source of iron and iron deficiency is the commonest nutritional deficiency in children A lack of iron will not only make your child feel tired but can also lower resistance to infection." These burgers are suitable for freezing, you could easily increase the recipe and do some OAMC cooking.........
- 1 medium red onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons sunflower oil
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme leaves
- 2 slices white bread, crusts removed
- 250 g minced beef
- 3 tablespoons tomato chutney (or you could use tomato relish)
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons flour, for dusting
Directions See How It's Made
- Sauté the onion in 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil for 5–6 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and thyme and cook for 1 minute. Tear the bread into pieces and put in a food processor with the onion mixture and blitz together.
- If you want a really smooth texture, pulse all the ingredients together in the food procesor for a few seconds. If not, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and season to taste. Form the mixture into 6 burgers using flour-dusted hands.
- Fry the burgers in the remaining oil for 4 to 5 minutes on each side over a medium-to-low heat. If you fry over a high heat, because of the sugar in the tomato chutney the burgers have a tendency to burn. Alternatively cook the burgers under a pre-heated grill. Serve in a bun with lettuce and tomato.