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5 Days – 5 Meals: Turkey & Egg Cheese Burger


There’s no wrong way to make these. The variations are endless but this is by far one of tastiest ways to eat turkey burgers and eggs.

Difficulty: Simple
Cooking time: 10 mins
Serves: 1

Nutritional info (based on 1 person)
Calories: 508
Carbs: 34
Fats: 16
Protein: 52

Ingredients
1 BK Flamer
1 Wholemeal bun
1 Slice of Lighter Cheese
1 Egg
50g O’Egg whites
15g Lighter than light mayonnaise
5g Dijon Mustard
Sliced red onion
Sliced pickle

Method
1. Preheat a pans over a medium heat.

2. In a bowl crack open the egg and measure the egg whites and whisk with a fork.

3. Cook the turkey burger in a pan with spray oil or on a George Foreman grill.

4. Cook the eggs over a medium heat – omelette style or scrambled.

5. Toast the buns.

6. Put it altogether

FFCreations #2 How to burger

Continuing on from the first post is as follows, the nutritional information of the burger in the picture that I made during the week for dinner and how I made them can be found below.

So as not to in undo all of the hard work and exercise in one sitting I have put together a few simple ingredients to make a burger that is macro friendly, and tasty too. All of the ingredients can be found on myfitnesspal. The weekly shop for vegetables etc. are from Aldi and the meats are from Kerrigans in Malahide. Alternatively if Kerrigans don’t have the mince, then any lean mince from the butchers or Aldi’s less than 5% fat will do. 

Usually we buy Kerrigans pre made burgers that are 120g. Since both of us like them a bit bigger I mix them all up in a bowl and weigh them out again at 226g. Yes you could just save the hassle and eat two of the pre made burgers but that extra bit of meat doesn’t fit in the bun and gets a bit messy.

Macro Breakdown for one burger:

  • Calories – 595
  • Protein – 75.6g
  • Carbs – 29.5g
  • Fat – 18.5g

Ingredients used to make one burger.

  • 226g (1/2 pound) lean mined beef 
  • 2 lean bacon medallions 
  • 1 slice low fat cheese
  • 1 brioche bun
  • 15g lighter than light mayonnaise
  • 15g reduced sugar ketchup
  • 5g yellow mustard
  • Few slices of red onion 
  • Sliced pickle
  • Baby gem lettuce
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Rock salt

Method:

  1. Heat up a griddle pan (no oil is needed).
  2. Mix the meat up in a bowl with the salt & pepper.
  3. In your hands roll 226g of meat into a ball.
  4. Then shape into a paty by pressing it down and shape it until nice and round.
  5. Griddle pan should be hot, so place the burger in the pan & cook away on a medium/high heat on each side for a 4-5 minutes.
  6. Add the bacon medallions and let them cool for a few minutes.
  7. Let the meats cook. In the mean time slice up some red onion, pickles and lettuce and get the buns and cheese ready.
  8. Place the cheese on the burger and let it melt.
  9. Toast the buns and then be ready to assemble (I toast them on the pan, as it gives a cool rustic look).
  10. To assemble:  bottom bun, mayo, lettuce, beef, onions, pickle, ketchup & mustard, top bun.

It seems like a lot of work but after making these once or twice then the pattern becomes more familiar and much easier in the future. Practice makes perfect eh?..

Over time you will take out and add ingredients to make it the way you like. Which is great because burgers are so versatile you can do whatever you want. I will be sure in the future to make a few variations using turkey mince. 

Most of all, enjoy what you eat.

Thanks,

Shane.

       

      FFCreations #1 Next in line to the throne 👑

      Hands down a good steak (with or without all the trimmings) wins the title as the king of food. However, next in succession is its younger sibling “the burger”.

      Made properly, these mouth wathering creations are packed with lots of flavour and are much more forgiving if overcooked.

      In addition, good quality minced meat is not going to break the bank either compared to a decent sized ribeye or fillet. Of course steaks are great IF you can afford to buy one nebermivd teo every night of the week AND give it the attention it deserves to cook it properly.

      Efficient food shopping should be about getting good value for your money, feeding on more for less and using fresh healthy ingredients.

      On average, one 8oz fillet will cost €9 and will feed one, whereas you can buy double the amount of mince and still pay less without sacrificing great taste. [when you factor in the cost of buns, cheese etc the cost is more although these should be part of the weekly shop anyway]

      On average:

      – Steak 8oz =225g = 0.5lb = €9

      – Mince 16oz = 453g = 1lb = €4

      The same applies when eating out. Burgers are always going to be that bit cheaper on the menu and they taste just as good as a prime hunk of meat.

      I always go for a burger when eating out. I really do enjoy when they arrive with cheese, bacon, mustard, pickles and served in a soft but crispy bun and accompanied with some fries and garlic mayo. It’s an awesome combo!!

      Although a juicy steak remains the crown jewel of food heaven for some, there is no denying that with the increasing amount of burger chains operating successfully around the city the Burger has become a close contender for the crown, falling just short sitting next in line to the throne but definitely a force to be reckoned with.

      Happy eating,

      Shane.