If you're on a diet and missing burgers and Big Macs this recipe is just the thing. I adapted it from one in Slimming World magazine. The idea is that you have all the elements of a burger, without a bun, in a bowl - but you use extra lean or Quorn mince and a lot more lettuce.
Fry Light cooking spray
125g Quorn mince (you can also use extra lean mince)
half a red onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 whole little gem lettuce or about 1/4 - 1/2 iceberg lettuce
2 gherkins, sliced
1 large tomato, sliced
grated cheese (optional)
For the burger sauce:
2 tbsp extra-light mayonnaise
2 tbsp fat free fromage frais
1 tsp burger mustard
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp white wine vinegar
Spray a pan with Fry Light and fry the mince, red onion and garlic until browned.
Meanwhile mix all the ingredients in a small bowl to make the sauce.
Cover the base of a large bowl or plate with lettuce, add the sliced gherkins and tomato (if using - I left these out) and spoon the mince over the top. Drizzle the burger sauce over the top.
You can also add grated cheese on top though if you want this to be a low-calorie meal either leave it out or use a half-fat cheese!
I wasn't particularly expecting to like this and thought I would feel quite short changed while my boyfriend was eating a burger but I didn't at all, and really enjoyed it.