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Brilliant Burgers

Preparation: 10 mins

Cooking: 15 mins

Serves 4, costs under £5.00


  • 1 Lean Pack (500g) Minced Beef
  • 1 (3g) Garlic Clove
  • 2 Small Sized, Sliced (120g) Onion
  • 2 Optional Tablespoons (2g) Flat-Leaf Parsley
  • ½ Level Spoonful Teaspoons (1g) Mixed Herbs
  • 1 Tablespoons (10g) Vegetable Oil
  • 4 (200g) Burger Buns
  • 2 (170g) Tomatoes
  • 4 Leaves (20g) Lettuce
  • 3 Tablespoons (45g) Reduced Calorie Mayonnaise
  • 2 Mild Teaspoons (10g) Mustard

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.

Cost Disclaimer

Please note the cost per serving may now be slightly higher due to rising prices in supermarkets.


  1. Heat the oven to 230°c / 210°c fan oven / 450°F / gas mark 8.
  2. Peel the garlic and first onion and wash the parsley. Then crush the garlic and finely chop the onion and parsley.
  3. Use a wooden spoon to combine the burger ingredients (mince, garlic, one onion, parsley, and dried herbs) together, except for the oil. You can use a food processor if you have one.
  4. Divide the mixture into equal sized balls using your hands, or press each portion of the mixture into a plain cutter or food ring on the baking tray to make a burger. Lightly brush the top of each burger with oil.
  5. Bake the burgers for 10-15 minutes until they are cooked through, with no redness remaining and juices running clear.
  6. Meanwhile, peel and finely chop the second onion. Wash and slice the tomatoes and wash and shred the lettuce.
  7. Combine the mayonnaise, onion and mustard in a bowl to make a mayonnaise topping.
  8. When the burgers are cooked, lift them on to the buns. Top them with the tomato slices, lettuce and mayonnaise topping. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 247g serving

Energy Kcals
Energy Kj
13.5 g
33.5 g
Total Fat
8.3 g
20.5 g
Saturated Fat
2.5 g
6.2 g
10.9 g
26.9 g
Total Sugars
1.9 g
4.7 g
NSP Fibre
0.7 g
1.7 g
232 mg
572 mg
0.6 g
1.4 g

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