Chipotle Pork Burger


You’ll think I cooked this on a BBQ, but I just left it on the griddle unattended too long

Burgers don’t have to be off the table when you’re on a ‘diet’. And when they taste as good as Chipotle Pork Burger from Pinch of Nom, you’ll wonder why you ever queued in a drive thru for a Big Mac or Whopper. I forgot to ‘dress’ my burger with salad before taking a photo, so the shot above doesn’t do it justice, but honestly, the flavours from the pork mince, chipotle chilli flakes, paprika and lime are divine.

If you’re in need of a burger fix, check out the exquisite satay burger, turkey burgers and chips, mediterranean beef burgers or spicy bean burgers if you’re going vege.

Recipe: Chipotle Pork Burger

Calories: 355 per serving

Serves: 4

Book: Pinch of Nom – Everyday Light

Prep time: Approx 15 mins

Cooking time: Approx 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 4 x 60g gluten-free seeded wholemeal rolls
  • 1 red chilli (deseeded and thinly sliced to garnish – optional)

For the Burgers:

  • 500g extra-lean minced pork
  • 4 spring onions (trimmed a thinly sliced, plus a little reserved to garnish the burgers)
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp chipotle chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • Sea salt
  • Ground black pepper

To serve:

  • 75g mixed side salad (add 15 calories per serving)
  • 15g gluten-free ‘lighter than light’ style mayonnaise (available from supermarkets, add 15 calories per serving)

Cost per portion: Approx £1.45

Method:

Place all the burger ingredients in a bowl, season with salt and pepper and mix together until combined.  Divide into four equal-sized portions and shape into burgers, around 1.5cm thick. (At this point, you can freeze the burgers to cook on another day – defrost fully before cooking.)

Spray a heavy-based griddle pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place it on a high heat. When hot, add the burgers to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side.

Cut the gluten-free wholemeal rolls in half and, if you like, char the cut sides on a griddle pan.

Place the burgers into the buns along with some of the salad and mayonnaise, and top with some sliced spring onion and chilli, if liked.

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