I have seen a few recipes recently that inspired me to make these. I wanted them simple again with easily sourced ingredients to use with the Lo-Dough which is vastly replacing bread and other carbs on my diet. I have got to say when I actively use Lo-Dough as part of my daily food my weight loss does speed up. When using Lo-Dough I find I am also cutting down on fats too as I am not using butter in my diet to use on sandwiches
By cutting a hole out of the Lo-Dough and covering it with lettuce to stop the filling escaping its quite easy to fold and you can cut the lettuce open when cooked and add extra fillings such as pickles and sauces or simply cut in half and enjoy it like a burger. You can actually have two of these for under 600 calories- or if you are on Slimming World these are only 3.5 syns each plus part of your hexa and that includes the sauce ingredients! I do split hexa – for me, I would have the cheese plus a cup of tea with semi skimmed milk and that would be my hexa. The cheese slices I used were from M&S and 25gm slices – please remember that you get 30gms of Gouda currently as your hexa. If you don’t like splitting your hexa you can always add another 5 gms and the Gouda would be your complete hexa allowance. This is correct at time of posting.
To make two Cheese Stuffed Star Burgers you will need
Griddle pan or sandwich toaster
A lid from a jar to cut around
A baking tray
Non stick frying pan
2 pieces of Lo-Dough – can be purchased here Low calorie bread alternative
200gms less than 5% fat minced beef
1/2 tsp each of chilli powder, ground cumin, onion salt
2 x 25 gm slices of Gouda cheese
2 cherry tomatoes
Two full iceberg lettuce leaves
2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
3 cornichons ( mini gherkins)
2 tbsp Ketchup
2 tbsp American mustard
Freshly ground pepper to taste
With a rolling pin, roll your Lo-Dough thinned whilst it is resting on a piece of the protective paper it is packaged in. Lay a jar lid on top of the Lo-Dough and cut around it with a sharp knife. Repeat with the second piece of Lo-Dough.
Preheat oven to gas 6, electric 200, fan 180
Take the two lettuce leaves and cut them so they overlap the hole on each wrap
Slice the gherkins and tomato and add the chopped onion
In a non stick frying pan add the mince, spices and seasoning and stir fry until the meat is thoroughly browned. This will take apx 5 mins. Let cool for a few minutes.
When cooled spoon the mixture into the middle and top with the ketchup and mustard..
Lay the cheese on top and the piece of Lo-Dough you cut from the middle
Carefully fold the wrap into a star shape by lifting and folding towards the middle
Very carefully holding the folds in place flip the burger over on to the paper so the folds are face down
Spray your griddle pan with a little frylight and very carefully place the burgers whilst on the paper into the pan then pull the paper from underneath – like the old tablecloth trick!
It’s best to do this when the pan is cold so you don’t burn yourself! Turn the heat to a medium heat and press down on top of the burgers with a spatula or fish slice. Cook the burger until you get those chargrilled effect brown lines we all like on our food. Turn over and repeat.
Once browned. Place on a baking tray, Fir best results baste with a tsp olive oil ( you will have to syn this) and loosely cover with foil for apx 20 minutes until piping hot.
Calories 298 per burger
Carbs 13.5 gms
Protein 28.3 gms
Fat 13.7 gms
Syns 3.5 per burger using part hexa