Slimming World recipes: Burgers with fries and pepper sauce

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Slimming World recipes: Burgers with fries and pepper sauce

Serves 4

Ready in 50 minutes

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/2 onion, finely chopped

800g lean steak mince (5% fat or less)

 A small handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

 2 baby gem lettuces, leaves separated

 4 plum tomatoes, sliced

 1 red onion, thinly sliced

For the sauce:

    1/2 red pepper and 1/2 yellow pepper, deseeded and finely chopped

    1/2 onion, finely chopped

    2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

    1 tsp smoked paprika

    400g can chopped tomatoes

    Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the fries:

   3 baking potatoes, peeled and cut into thin fries

   Low-calorie cooking spray

Method   

Preheat your oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4 and line a baking tray with baking paper. Put all the sauce ingredients in a pan and bring to the boil. Turn the heat to low and cook, covered, for 12-15 mins, stirring occasionally. Season, set aside.

Boil the fries for 3-4 mins. Drain, return to the pan and cover. Leave to cool slightly, then shake the pan to roughen up their edges. Arrange on the baking tray in a single layer. Season, spray with low-calorie cooking spray and bake for 15-20 mins, or until golden.

Meanwhile, preheat your grill to medium-high. Put the garlic, onion, mince and parsley in a food processor and blend until well combined. Divide into 8 and shape into burgers. Spray with low-calorie cooking spray and grill for 12-15 mins, or until cooked, turning halfway.

To serve, divide the lettuce, tomatoes and red onion between 4 plates and top with the burgers. Spoon over the sauce and serve with the fries on the side.

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