for family meals :
Burgers . . . crammed with vegetables
recipe for Homemade Burgers comes from Chef Mark Earnden,
the presenter of a food show called ExpoChef, which
helps promote healthy eating in the community. ExpoChef
is an interactive cooking show that demonstrates how
to make food fun, easy and healthy.
get cooking . . .
before we start you must:
and clean the fruit and vegetables
Expo Chef recipes consist of three easy steps to cooking
up the food
are no exact measurements as Mark's recipes are intended
only as guidelines . . . but please eat everything in
moderation and remember those all important portion
wants you to experiment with flavours using herbs and
spices. Remember cooking is not an exact science so
give this recipe a go and good luck!
to try to vary your diet! Just because you like a recipe
does not mean you should carry on eating that dish alone!
Challenge your body with new meals and new ingredients
. . . plus it is fun to experiment with food!
use herbs to season instead of salt!
for Homemade Burgers
minced beef or lamb
1/2 x medium sized onion
1 x pepper
2 x celery sticks
2 x tablespoon of olive oil
Cinnamon, thyme, basil
to make Homemade Burgers
the pepper, celery and onion in small pieces
meat into a mixing bowl
the first spoonful of oil to a frying pan and throw
the veggies in
them to cook (not burn!) until they are soft
You can add cinnamon, basil, small amount of ketchup,
garlic puree or mustard to the vegetables whilst
cooked add the vegetables to the uncooked mince and
mix in thoroughly until the meat and vegetables make
a paste and the mix "sticks" together.
the mix into little burgers, rolling the mix between
your hands and then flattening into a burger
second tablespoon of olive oil into the frying pan
and cook the burgers on both sides until cooked all
the way through
You could also oven bake or grill the burgers
up the food
the burger on a wholemeal bun with your favourite