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Guest Post - Homemade Burger and Slimming World Chips

Saturday, 17 September 2011

This weeks guest post was written by Jen from Lets All Do Colouring In.
I’m Jen from Manchester. After years of yo-yo dieting and getting nowhere, I’m back on the straight and narrow and losing weight on Slimming World. I’m aiming to be a few stone lighter for a trip to New Zealand and so I can fit into more pretty vintage dresses!

Homemade Burger and Slimming World Chips
I’ve found that since starting Slimming World I have eaten burger and chips more times than I have in the last few years. “Burger and chips?!” you cry; “Yes!” I reply. Unbelievably, they are entirely free on Slimming World and probably none too bad on any other healthy eating plan you care to mention!
The chips are a creation of Slimming World (http://www.slimmingworld.com/recipes/syn-free-chips.aspx), but the burgers are my mum’s recipe. As a hater of Marmite, I know you’ll be worried about the marmite content in the burgers, but trust me, you can’t taste it (you just have to touch it).
Serves 4

For the chips:
908g/2lb medium sized Maris Piper potatoes
Fry Light spray
crushed sea salt and malt vinegar
For the burgers:
500g pack extra lean mince
1 small onion, very finely diced
1 tsp marmite
Salt & pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 240°C/Gas 9. Peel the potatoes using a potato peeler and remove any blemishes or 'eyes'. Slice lengthwise into approx ½in/1cm thick rectangular chips.
2. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add the chips and cook for 4 minutes. Drain and leave aside for 10 minutes to dry.
3. Return the chips to the dry saucepan, cover with a lid and shake to ''rough up'' the edges of the chips - this roughness is important to the texture of the chips.
4. Spray a metal baking tray with Fry Light. Transfer the chips to the tray, spray lightly with Fry Light and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally.
5. While the chips are cooking, place the mince in a large bowl and add the onion, salt and pepper and the marmite. You’re going to have to get mucky (and covered in marmite) as you need to mix/squidge all of this together with your hands.
6. When the burger mix is combined, it should stick together nicely. Form into large balls and flatten into patties (this much mince makes 4 MASSIVE burgers which is fine if you’re on Slimming World as it’s all free, but adjust the size if you’re following another programme).
7. Cook the burgers. I tend to fry them for about 5 minutes on each side on a griddle pan using Fry Lite, but you could grill just as easily.
8. When the chips are golden brown, drain them on absorbent kitchen paper and serve with salt and vinegar. When the burgers are ready, serve in wholemeal baps with salad and your sauce of choice!


  1. mm they sound yummy! keep meaning to try the slimming world cookbook we have sat in the kitchen! :D

  2. A diet that includes burger and chips(with marmite!) sounds good to me :)think im going to try this out next week. Thanks for sharing.

    Abigail xx

  3. mmm I am definitely going to be cooking this tonight!! thank you for the amazing sounding recipe!!
    Sam x