Wednesday, 6 August 2014

I made a slightly healthier burger and chips on a Friday night and it was delicious! My boyfriend is highly suspicious of 'healthy meals' - he will happily scarf down a big plate of vegetables for dinner, but if I tell him beforehand that we are having a veggie meal, he does his best to act like I've personally offended him. Mostly, it's best not to mention it until we sit down to eat*. Anyway, turkey is one of those things that he complains about, but when it turned out that not only was I making the turkey into big juicy burgers, but that he could drown it in sriracha sauce (his new obsession), he was a little less apprehensive.

I used this Gwyneth Paltrow recipe from It's All Good, substituting chicken mince for turkey, and doubling all of the ingredients for extra flavour. The burgers were packed with flavours and nicely charred on the outside (they'd be great on a barbecue!) and we ate them smooshed in classic American burger buns with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and, of course, sriracha, swapping out chips for some tasty sweet potato fries (finely slice, gently toss with oil, salt, pepper, paprika and chilli flakes and bake at around 220C for 20 minutes).

*except for the time I told him I was making cauliflower fried rice and after he'd polished off the last mouthful, turned to me with a confused expression and said 'I thought there was going to be cauliflower in it?' Doh!


  1. YUM! This looks delicious and now I want a burger for breakfast! x