Bacon burger with barbecue relish
A bunch of spring onions, finely sliced
400g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
2tsp chopped fresh parsley
2tbsp chopped fresh chives
Four back bacon rashers, visible fat removed
Green salad leaves
Four x 60g wholemeal rolls
For the relish:
Low-calorie cooking spray
One onion, roughly chopped
1tsp mild chilli powder
Three level tbsp sweetener
4tbsp balsamic vinegar
1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½tsp mustard powder
Place the spring onions in a bowl with the beef, parsley, chives and seasoning. Combine with your hands and shape into four burgers about 10cm in diameter. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
While the burgers are chilling, make the relish: Spray a non-stick saucepan with the low-calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. Sauté the onion and chilli powder for five minutes until softened. Stir in the remaining ingredients, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened. Check the seasoning before serving hot or cold.
Place the burgers under a medium/hot grill for six to seven minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Add the bacon for the last five minutes of cooking, to cook through.
Layer salad leaves, a slice of bacon, a burger and some relish in each roll and serve immediately.
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