Satay Burger

Best burger, ever. And ready in under 20 minutes

Satay Burger from Two Chubby Cubs is, quite possibly, the best burger I’ve ever tasted – and that includes the unhealthy ones I’ve demolished from takeaways and pubs over the years. But this home-made burger is only 390 calories and will cost approx £1.36 per portion to send you into food heaven / porn – delete as appropriate.

Normally you associate satay with chicken, so having this with beef made for a welcome surprise. And it tasted even nicer because my wife made it :-). This is proof that you can still enjoy a burger on a diet, but if you’re going to have a treat I recommend you get top-quality beef mince from a butcher instead of from a supermarket.

Most low-fat burgers require you to bulk out the filling with onions and courgettes, and while they taste good, I love the fact that this amazing burger from ‘the Cubs’ requires zero pissing about. Just mix together the soy sauces, peanut butter and lime juice with the beef mince, form into a burger and pop them in a frying pan or griddle pan. From start to finish, you can be savouring this in less than 20 minutes. Why are you still here? Go, go, go!!!

Recipe: Satay Burger

Calories: 390 per serving

Serves: 4

Book: Two Chubby Cubs – The Cookbook

Prep time: Approx 10 mins

Cooking time: Approx 10 mins


  • 4 tbsp crunchy reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 4 baps
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 2 spring onions (sliced)
  • 2 red chillies (sliced)

Cost per portion: Approx £1.36


Mix together the peanut butter, soy sauces and lime juice in a bowl. Add a bit of water, a tablespoon at a time, until it reaches ketchup-like consistency.

Tip the mince into a bowl and knead it a bit with your hands. Divide the mixture into 4, roll each piece into a ball and flatten down into a burger shape.

Heat a frying pan over a high heat and spray with a little oil. Pop the burgers into the pan and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or a little longer if you prefer them well done.

Slice the baps and place a few lettuce leaves on each of the bottom halves. Top with the burgers and spoon over the peanut sauce.

Sprinkle over the spring onions and chillies, add the tops of the baps, and serve.

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