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by Sue W (subscribe)
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Published April 14th 2020
Make your own takeaway at home
Burgers are a takeaway food that are convenient, delicious and packed full of flavour. We all love them, but unfortunately for our waistlines, many have ingredients that are high in salt and cholesterol. As some red meat is high in saturated fat, a healthy alternative is to make your own burgers at home - for a fraction of the price and using low-fat alternatives.

These are 5 burger recipes that our family enjoy - however feel free to use them as a base and create your own recipes to your own taste. The best burgers, are the ones you create yourself!

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Try tinned salmon, turkey or chickpeas in your burger!


1/ Thai Fish Burgers

Ingredients: 425g tin of salmon in spring water (drained, bones removed), 1 sweet potato (peeled, chopped, boiled for 20 minutes and then mashed), 2 eggs (whisked), 2 teaspoons red curry paste and 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, plus extra for rolling.

Allow the sweet potato to cool. Combine ingredients in a bowl and form into patties. Roll in extra breadcrumbs. Add olive oil to a fry pan and cook until browned. Serve on a bun with lettuce, tomato and sweet chilli sauce.

2/ Spicy Chicken Burgers

Ingredients: 500g chicken mince, 1 onion (finely chopped), 2 cloves garlic (finely diced), 3/4 cup breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup fresh coriander (chopped), 2 teaspoons cumin and 2 teaspoons ground coriander.

Combine ingredients in a bowl and form into patties. Add olive oil to a fry pan and cook until browned and white in the centre. Serve on a bun with lettuce, beetroot, tomato and relish.

3/ Tasty Turkey Burgers

Ingredients: 500g turkey mince, 3/4 cup breadcrumbs, 1/2 small red onion (finely chopped), 1/4 cup fresh coriander (chopped) and 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce.

Combine ingredients in a bowl and form into patties. Add olive oil to a fry pan and cook until browned and ready in the centre. Serve on a bun with lettuce, tomato and spicy guacamole.

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Try a Tasty Turkey Burger!


4/ Four Ingredient Chicken Taco Burgers

Ingredients: 500g chicken mince, 1 egg, 35g packet of mild taco seasoning (salt reduced) and 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, plus extra for rolling.

Combine ingredients in a bowl and form into patties. Roll in extra breadcrumbs. Add olive oil to a fry pan and cook until white in the centre and browned on the outside. Serve on a bun with lettuce, tomato, a pineapple ring and sweet chilli sauce.

5/ Chickpea Burgers

Ingredients: 420g tin of chickpeas (drained and rinsed), 2/3 cup breadcrumbs, 2 Tablespoons Tahini paste, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon ground coriander, 1 teaspoon ground cumin and 6 spring onions, chopped.


In a food processor, add half the tin of chickpeas with the breadcrumbs, Tahini, egg, coriander and cumin. Blitz until smooth and it forms a ball. Place into a mixing bowl and add the remaining chickpeas and spring onions. Using your hands, mix until combined. Season with ground black pepper. Form into patties and place on a plate in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Add olive oil to a fry pan and cook until browned.

Do you have an easy burger recipe that you make all the time? If so, please leave a comment at the bottom of this article with your favourite. Who needs takeaway, when you can make your own tasty burgers at home!

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Healthy Chickpea Burgers - which also taste delicious the next day cold for lunch!


* For more easy, family recipe articles, see Easy Cooking: Top 3 Pumpkin Recipes, Easy Recipes: Top 3 Chicken Thigh Recipes, Top 5 Easy Mince Recipes, Top 5 Easy Recipes Using Oats and Easy Family Recipes: Cakes & Sweets.
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When: All year around
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