Have you ever consider the amount of calories in a big juicy burger? The average calories of a burger is over 700 calories. This does not include the additional cheeses, mayonnaise, bbq sauces and other sauces in the burger.
Is it possible to indulge in a burger without exceeding your daily calories intake?
I’ve found this low calories bagel that I can use to make a healthy burger. They can be found at the Cold Storage in Singapore. Amazingly, each bagel is only 120 calories and I found 4 different flavours (plain, wheat, blueberry and roasted onion). My favourite is the roasted onion bagels.
The beef patty can be healthier by using lean minced beef mixed with vegetables. This would provide you the addition of fibres and vitamins for your diet. I added a sunny side up, a slice of non-fat cheese and some broccoli sprouts.
Basically, there is no limit on how to create your own skinny burger as long as you are working within your calories limit.
Now, time for the more exciting segment to create the ultimate beef burger!
I think most of you would have seen on social media where people challenge to eat giant/ mammoth size burgers.
You might think that you can only have such burgers in restaurants because of its size. I have personally tried making such gigantic burgers for our dinner guests. The whole process of making the burger was rather fun although we didn’t managed to finished the whole burger even as a team. Even finishing a quarter of the burger was more than enough for all of us!
To make a giant burger, I have to make my own homemade giant burger bun. I used about 750g of bread mix and moulded the dough into the shape of the burger bun and let it raise. Before baking, I egg washed the bun and sprinkled with sesame seeds.
For the patty, I used 2kg of lean minced beef mixed with chopped onions and seasoned with salt and pepper. (Personally I feel there is no need for any additional marinade and spices).
I divided the minced beef mix into two and moulded the whole patty using a 10″ baking ring. I put the patty in a large frying pan. In order to cook the patty through, I covered the pan to ensure that the heat would cook through the patty. When the patty changed colour from red to pale pink, I carefully flip the patty and cook the other side. Repeat for the second patty.
The fun part is to assemble the giant burger. I used additional of lettuce, onions, tomatoes, pickles, cheese and egg for the burger and also added mayonnaise and ketchup for the dressing. I made this gif to archive the interesting challenge of making the giant burger.
I always believed in having a balanced diet and have some indulgence once in a while.
If you are still on a diet, I hope this post can give you some alternative to your meal plan to make skinny burger. If you are hosting the next dinner gathering, hope you can consider to make a giant burger to surprise your guests!
Till next time! 🙂