Recipe | Healthy Beef & Bean Burger

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beef bean burger

Meal planning means that we get to eat a variety of delicious meals each week, as well as making sure I’m feeding my kids good, wholesome healthy foods. I don’t think there is anything wrong with a little treat now and again though, and my kids {like many other} love fast food. We rarely buy burgers and chips out, it’s usually a last resort if there is nothing else to be found {especially when we have one super fussy eater}, but sometimes I’ll cook burgers and chips at home – it’s a great Friday night treat>

Ramsey Health Care asked me to take part in their ‘Healthy Fast Food Alternatives’ campaign recently, and I figured what better than a healthy burger and chips meal?! The benefit to cooking it at home means that I can ‘healthify’ the meal – keeping it just as delicious and tasty, but cutting out some calories/fat/rubbish that comes with buying it at a fast food restaurant.

I made some yummy beef and bean burgers, made with mashed Red Kidney Bans {which are really good for you!} and lean steak mince. I swapped the usual salt-laden chips for some tasty sweet potato fries, cooked in coconut oil, and served it all with some fresh salad. The meal was full of flavour and really satisfying – usually after I’ve eaten a burger and chips I feel a bit icky from all the fat & grease – there’s none of that with this healthy version! So you can enjoy guilt free.

beef burger, salad, sweet potato fries

I N G R E D I E N T S

200g can red kidney beans
400g lean steak mince
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1 egg
3 large sweet potatoes
Coconut Oil
Seeded bread buns

M E T H O D

1| Put the mince, mashed kidney beans, breadcrumbs and egg into a bowl. Combine and shape into 8 small patties. Pop in the fridge for 15 minutes to firm.

2| Meanwhile, peel and cut the sweet potatoes into chips. par boil for 5 minutes, allow to drain. Place in a roasting tin and spray with coconut oil. [
Sometimes I sprinkle a little paprika over the sweet potato fries before baking}

3| Pop the sweet potato chips into the oven {180C} for 25/30 minutes – turning halfway and coating with a little more coconut oil.

4| Spray a non-stick pan with oil, over a medium heat cook the burgers for around 5 minutes each side, until cooked through.

5| Pop your burger in a bun, top with some sliced onion, tomato and a dollop of guacamole. Serve with the sweet potato fries and a side salad.

healthy beef bean burger

You could easily switch the beef mince for a soya mince to make these vegetarian. The burgers will freeze well – so you could make up a double batch, and freeze half before cooking for another day. I often pop all the components on the table and let the kiddos build their own burger.

Post in collaboration with Ramsey Health Care

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8 Comments

  1. May 12, 2016 / 14:36

    Totally bookmarking this one for the weekend! I love burgers but my waistline doesn’t – these look so tasty though!

    • May 12, 2016 / 15:31

      Oh tell me about it :( I’m still using the breastfeeding excuse to eat too much…. my waist tells me I need to stop!!

  2. May 12, 2016 / 17:17

    Ahh I’ve been craving a burger so this might be the answer! Love the addition of guacamole too, SO GOOD in a burger. Looks yummy, Polly!x

  3. May 12, 2016 / 20:13

    Those sweet potato chips look amazing and i’ve never thought of making my home made burgers! i’m getting peckish now so off to raid the fridge. x

    • August 26, 2016 / 22:05

      I am trying to get the blu kuban rom on my phone but i am not sure at all on how to flash the safe kernal and the blu kuban rom over to my phone i have the rogue recovery but dont know how to flash them over if anyone could help me as soon as possible that would be greatly apcitpraeed

  4. May 18, 2016 / 22:44

    This sounds like a far more healthier option that buying pre-made ones and I bet my boys would love these – also those chips look amazing!

    Laura x

  5. Chrissie Curtis
    May 20, 2016 / 13:43

    They look great! must give them ago!

  6. May 21, 2016 / 10:26

    Oh my these look delicious! I will defo be coming back to make these soon…loving your meal tips and planners, so helpful and inspiring xx

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