Thursday, 13 June 2013

Who says you can't have burgers and chips when you're on Weight Watchers!

Burgers and Chips with a twist!
17 Pro Points

It's been a busy couple of weeks and I have to admit I have had this post drafted since the bank holiday weekend! Things are changing here at the mad house and we are moving! We've decided to get ourselves on the property ladder so we're moving in with my lovely parents whilst we find somewhere. I hope they know what they are letting themselves in for.

It was a bank holiday a couple of weeks ago and Dan and I have been busy trying to get things sorted and packed up so I thought as a little treat I would cook us something really naughty!

I routed through the cupboards, fridge and freezer for some inspiration when I saw them......two massive steak burgers. So that's when I decided we were going to have burgers and chips but with a twist. I wanted to make mine as weight watchers friendly as possible!

Ingredients for my burger:
1x Marks & Spencer Ultimate steak burger (10 points)
1x tomato (free)
1x gherkin (free)
1x rash of Marks & Spencer low fat bacon 
(1 point per rash)
1x leaf of lettuce (free)
125 grams of Sainsbury's 'Be Good to Yourself' chips (5 points)
2x tablespoons ketchup (1 point)

Ingredients for Dan's burger:
1x Marks & Spencer Ultimate steak burger
3 slices of cheese
1x rash Marks & Spencer low fat bacon
1x tablespoon of ketchup
Crispy onions
Burger bun
Garlic bread - Dan chose a 'tear and share' not that he shared! But you can chose whichever you like.
Sainsbury's onion rings

1. Start off by cooking the chips as per the instructions on the packet. I was really impressed with Sainsbury's 'Be Good to yourself' chips, they tasted great and weren't too bad on points. I had 125g which was just 5 points!

2. Now I have 4 loves in my life, Dan, the pets, PJ & Duncan (yes that's right I was obsessed with these two growing up!) and my George Foreman. I cook everything on this....literally everything, it's great for cooking vegetables, chicken breasts, sausages, pretty much everything. You name it I've put it on there. So to cook the burgers I fired up the grill and placed them on there.

3. Put the onion rings and garlic bread into the oven following the packet instructions. Place the bacon onto the grill and allow to cook.

4. Getting the toppings ready. Slice the gherkins, tomato and cheese and tear some lettuce to put on top.

5. Obviously I had to check the cheese was perfect to go on top of Dan's burger so I brought in my best cheese tester....

...and the verdict was...perfect!

6. Now turn the burgers so they are cooked all the way through, at this point you can add the cheese so that it can melt onto the top of the burger.

7. This is optional, cut your burger bun in half and toast on a pan or pop it in the toaster for a couple of minutes.

8. Now for the fun bit, serving it all up! We'll start with Dan's burger. Once the garlic bread and onion rings are ready, remove them from the oven and place onto a large plate.

9. Place the burger bun onto the plate and carefully put the burger with the melted cheese on the base of the bun.

10. Add one slice of bacon and top with crispy onions.

11. Dan loves a bit of ketchup with his burger but you can choose any sauce or you can have it plain. Pop the bun on top and you're done!

12. burger. I chose not to have a bun with my burger but you can if you like, just remember to add on the points. I started off by placing the burger on the plate and topping with one tablespoon of tomato ketchup.

13. Now for the toppings. I went for as many free things as I could as the burger itself was a lot of points. So I chose to have gherkins, lettuce, tomato and bacon.

14. I weighed out 125g of chips and added them to my plate along with a tablespoon of tomato ketchup for my chips!

The finished result........

Now the most important bit.....enjoy it! Just remember to chose as many free toppings as possible, You could also change the burger, I only used the M&S burgers as they were in my freezer and needed using up. I know the Sainsbury's 'Be Good to Yourself' range have burgers are low in points so you could use these instead.

1 comment

  1. This looks wonderful and a great idea not to have the bun.


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