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.
Recipe: Chipotle Pork Burger
Calories: 355 per serving
Book: Pinch of Nom – Everyday Light
Prep time: Approx 15 mins
Cooking time: Approx 10 mins
- 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
- 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
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.