This might just be our new fave recipe…
You can make healthy burgers! All it requires is a little thinking out the box: ditch the carb-heavy buns and add nutritious, flu-fighting mushroom caps instead. Plus, use a lean meat like ostrich instead of beef.
What You Need
500g ostrich mince
1 red onion finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
1 jumbo free-range egg
1 tbsp gluten-free rice flour
Finely chopped fresh herbs, like basil and parsley
Salt and pepper
16 large brown mushrooms, stipes removed
Extra-virgin olive oil
Butter lettuce leaves
Two tomatoes, sliced into rings
Chevré, for serving (optional)
Chilli sauce, for serving (optional)
1/ Combine the mince, onion, garlic, chilli, egg, flour, herbs and spices in a large bowl. Make eight small patties.
2/ Sprinkle some extra-virgin olive oil onto a hot griddle pan and cook the patties in batches. Set aside to keep warm in the oven.
3/ While the pan is nice and hot, add a little more olive oil and sear the mushroom caps in batches until slightly browned and cooked.
4/ Assemble the “burgers” by laying down 8 mushroom caps, topping with a piece of lettuce, a slice of tomato, a patty and some goat’s cheese (optional), plus a drizzle of chilli sauce for those wanting extra zing. Top with the other mushroom halves and serve.
Make 8, serves 4.
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