J A M I E O L I V E R ‘ S B E T T E R B U R G E R
Everyone loves a burger but Jamie Oliver does it best. With fresh ingredients and with a healthier choice of condiments that don’t compromise on taste, Jamie’s ‘Better Burger’ doesn’t disappoint. Try the recipe below…
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400 grams Woolworths Heart Smart mince
2 tsp olive oil, plus a little extra
4 burger buns, split
Yellow pickled chillis, to serve
Sweet crunch lettuce, to serve
Low-fat plain yoghurt
2 tsp English mustard
A Squeeze of lemon juice
2 ripe tomatoes, skinned, deseeded
1 jarred red capsicum
1/2 red chilli deseeded
Extra virgin olive oil
2 parsley seeds, sprigs chopped
Step 1: Put the beef in a bowl with about ½ teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon
of pepper. With clean hands, scrunch and mix well. Divide into 4 and shape
into burgers about 2cm thick. Drizzle with a tiny bit of extra oil. Chill, covered,
until needed, to help them to firm up.
Step 2: Meanwhile, heat the 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan over a medium-low heat.
Add the onion and cook for 20–30 minutes or until dark and sticky. Add a
splash of water if it looks too dry.
Step 3: Meanwhile for the special yoghurt sauce, combine all the ingredients
and adjust to taste.
Step 4: For the salsa rossa, put the tomato, capsicum and chilli on a board, then
chop and mix it all together. Add a splash of vinegar and oil, and the parsley. Chop
and mix into a chunky salsa. Store at room temperature until needed and pop
leftovers in the fridge.
Step 5: Preheat a large griddle or frying pan for about 4 minutes over a high
heat, then reduce to medium. Add the burgers and use a spatula to lightly
press down. Cook for 5–6 minutes each side, in batches if necessary.
Step 6: Toast the buns on the cut side only. Assemble the ingredients on the
bun in this order: onion, yoghurt sauce, burger, salsa, a few pickled chillies,
and a slice or two of lettuce. Top with the bun lid and eat.
Recipe thanks to Woolworths