Sandwiches and burgers

Quorn & Bean Chilli Burgers

Ingredients

1 onion, finely chopped | 2 eggs, beaten | 1 small fresh chilli, seeds removed & finely chopped or 2 tsp chilli powder | 350g pack Quorn Mince | 397g/14 oz can borlotti beans, drained & roughly mashed | Fry Light, for spraying
  • Time: 2-5 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy
  • Origin: Italian

Bruschetta snacks

Ingredients

4 x 57 g/2 oz slices wholemeal bread (24 Sins) | 2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved | 1 ripe tomato, skinned | salt and freshly ground black pepper | For the grilled pepper topping: | 1 red pepper, grilled, deseeded and sliced | 1 yellow pepper, grilled, deseeded and sliced | 1 tablespoon chopped parsley | For the cheese and pear topping: | small bunch rocket or watercress | 170 g/6 oz very low fat natural cottage cheese | 1 ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced | paprika, for dusting

The ultimate Italian snack — grilled garlic bread using bread from your Healthy Extras allowance, with ravishing Sin-free toppings. Each of the suggested toppings below serves 4 people.

Crostini toasts

Ingredients

4 medium slices white bread, 800 g loaf (18 Sins) | 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved | Fry Light, for spraying

These wonderful little toasts are ideal for handing round at parties. You can top them with a wide range of different savoury toppings.

  • Time: 1 hour, with microwave – 18 minutes
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Mediterranean

Tunaburgers

Ingredients

2 x 142g/5oz baking potatoes (10 Sins on Original) | 1 level tablespoon reduced-calorie mayonnaise (2 1/2 Sins) | 1 level tablespoon Dijon mustard (1 1/2 Sins) | 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar | 1/2 small onion, grated | 7 black olives, stoned and finely chopped (1 Sin) | 1 teaspoon capers, finely chopped | 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley | salt and freshly ground black pepper | 340 g/12 oz canned tuna in brine, drained and flaked (18 Sins on Green) | Fry Light for spraying

These unusual burgers are delicious served with a crisp salad and some sliced ripe red tomatoes in the Mediterranean style.

Wild West burgers

Ingredients

454 g/1 lb extra lean minced beef (40 Sins on Green) | 2 garlic cloves, crushed (optional) | 1 small onion, grated | 2 level teaspoons Dijon mustard (1 Sin) | 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce | 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley | salt and freshly ground black pepper | Fry Light, for spraying

For many people, nothing beats a traditional burger of ground lean beef cooked over charcoal in the time-honoured way.

Curried chicken burgers

Ingredients

1 tablespoon mustard seeds | 85 g/3 oz very low fat natural yogurt | 4 level tablespoons mango chutney (8 Sins) | 2-3 teaspoons curry powder | 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper | 4 spring onions, finely chopped | salt and freshly ground black pepper | 454 g/1 lb boned, skinned chicken (or turkey) breast (24 Sins on Green) | Fry Light for spraying

Chicken or, indeed, turkey can be ground up in a food processor make delicious burgers. You could vary the flavourings by using a different spice mixture, such as cumin, coriander and turmeric.

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: advanced

Tex-Mex veggie burgers

Ingredients

57 g/2 02 long-grain rice (10 Sins on Original) | 1 x 397g/14oz can sweetcorn (24 1/2 Sins on Original) | 1 small red onion, finely chopped | 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely diced | grated zest of 1/2 lemon or lime | 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped | 3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander | salt and ground black pepper | 1 egg, beaten (optional) | Fry Light for spraying | salsa and very low fat natural fromage frais, to serve

Burgers are easy to make and very filling and nourishing. Although they taste sensational cooked over hot coals on a barbecue, they are still delicious when grilled conventionally in the kitchen. To keep the Sin count low, take care what sauces or condiments you serve with them.

Pinwheel sandwiches

Pinwheel-sandwichesIngredients:
* 1 x 28g/1oz slice wholemeal bread (3 Sins)
* sprigs of parsley, to garnish

Smoked salmon filling:
* 1 teaspoon very low fat natural fromage frais
* few snipped chives
* 1 x 28g/1oz slice smoked salmon (2 Sins on Green)
* squeeze of lemon juice
* freshly ground black pepper

Alternative ham and pineapple filling:
* 1 x 28g/1oz slice lean boiled ham, fat removed (2 1/2 Sins onGreen)
* 1 tablespoon very low fat cottage cheese with pineapple

Low-Sin BLT sandwich

Low-Sin-BLT-sandwich_cIngredients:
* 28 g/1 oz lean back bacon rashers, fat removed (2 Sins on Green)
* 2 x 28g/1oz slices wholemeal bread (6 Sins)
* 1 tablespoon very low fat natural fromage frais
* few crisp salad leaves
* large ripe tomato, thinly sliced
* salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)

Sloppy Joes consists of a spiced beef mixture

sloppy-joesIngredients:

25 g (1 oz) butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, cored, deseeded and finely chopped
125 g (4 oz) mushrooms, thinly sliced
750 g (1 1/2 lb) lean minced beef
50 ml (2 fl oz) chilli sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
salt and pepper

To serve:

8 baps, toasted and lightly buttered    
1 small lettuce (optional)    
8 celery sticks (optional)    
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced (optional)    
cucumber slices (optional)    

Indian Lamb Samosas Snacks

Indian-Lamb-samosasIngredients:

1 tablespoon oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
175 g (6 oz) lean minced Iamb
1 potato, grated
50 g (2 oz) peas
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon garam masala (optional)
oil, for deep-frying
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pastry:

250 g (8 oz) plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
125 g (4 oz) margarine
4 1/2 tablespoons milk

Fry Beef Samosas serve hot

fry-beef-samosasIngredients:

125 g (4 oz) plain flour
pinch of salt
50 ml (2 fl oz) water
1 tablespoon oil
oil, for deep-frying

Filling:

1 onion, finely chopped
1  garlic clove, crushed
2 tablespoons oil
1  teaspoon mustard seeds
2 green cardamoms
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
250 g (8 oz) lean minced beef
4 tablespoons water
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Tacos

TacosIngredients:
* 12-16 flour tortillas

Filling:
* 250 g (8 oz) lean minced beef
* 125 g (4 oz) lean minced pork
* 1 teaspoon chilli seasoning
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
* pinch of dried oregano
* dash of Tabasco sauce
* 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
* 175 ml (6 fl oz) bought Enchilada sauce
* 75 ml (3 fl oz) vegetable oil

To garnish:
* 125 g (4 oz) grated Cheddar cheese
* 125 g (4 oz) crisp lettuce, shredded
* 1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
* spring onions, shredded lengthways

Italian _ style Cheeseburgers

Italian-style-CheeseburgersIngredients:
* 500 g (1 lb) lean minced beef
* 1 onion, finely grated
* 1 garlic clove, crushed
* 1 tablespoon tomato puree
* 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
* vegetable oil, for brushing
* 75 g (3 oz) mozzarella cheese, cut into 4 equal slices
* 4 tomato slices
* salt and pepper

Paprika Burgers

Paprika-Burgers_CIngredients:
* 1 onion, finely chopped
* 750 g (1 1/2 lb) lean minced beef
* 1 green pepper, cored, deseeded and finely chopped
* 2 spring onions, finely chopped
* 1 tablespoon tomato puree
* 1 teaspoon paprika
* 3 teaspoons salt
* 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
* green pepper slices, to gamish

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