Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Slimming World Burger in a Bowl with Cheesy Airfried Chips!


I love chips. Love them. Garlic chips, spicy chips, taco chips - any chips. Since I started following the Slimming World plan, I make homemade chips about once a week. They're especially nice if you use the cheese from the Healthy Extra A list and melt it on top - delicious!

The burger in a bowl was something I hadn't tried before, so when I got the Slimming World Fakeaways book it was one of the first things I wanted to try. My recipe is for one person but could very much serve two, I'm just a bit of a pig.

Firstly, get your chips on. I used one large white potato per person (my eldest wanted chips but not mince). Out of all the potatoes I've tried, Maris Piper definitely make the best Slimming World chips, and are fantastic in the Airfryer. I didn't have any this time, so I used whites. Peel them and chop into chunky chips. While you're doing that, boil the kettle.

Rinse the chips, and put in a saucepan of boiling water for 5-7 minutes. Do not let them cook fully. After that, drain them and return them to the saucepan. Shake vigourously, this has a huge effect on the finish of the cooked chips.

Spray the chips with frylight, then put them in the Airfryer basket. Cook them at 200 for 20 minutes. If you're using an oven, just cook them as you would normal oven chips.

Now - for the burger in a bowl, here's what you need:

* 1/2 a white onion, chopped.
* 200g mince or quorn mince.
* Lettuce, shredded.
* 1/2 a red onion, sliced.
* A few gherkins & cherry tomatoes, or 1 large tomato, all chopped.
* 1 garlic clove, crushed.
* Frylight, salt & pepper.


Spray a large pan or saucepan with frylight.
Add the mince, white onion and garlic, fry until mince is browned.
Season with salt & pepper.

If you want to make a burger sauce to go with it, mix 1 tblsp extra light mayonnaise with 1 tblsp of ketchup. Add a dash of paprika and a tiny nip of mustard powder. I completely overdid mine and it was way too hot. If you make the sauce, it'll cost you 2 Syns. (It's more like 1.5 but I always go with 2 to be safe).

Assemble your salad - lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and gherkins. Place the mince on top and spoon the sauce over.

At this point, the Airfried chips should be done. They should be crunchy on the outside with a golden colour on the parts that were "fluffed up" when you shook them dry. Like this - I promise they're not polluted with salt, I use Lo Salt!

To make the chips extra tasty, use 30g of cheddar or 40g or mozzarella or reduced fat cheddar, sprinkle over the chips, and pop them in the microwave for 45 seconds. If they need more time, pop them back in for 10 seconds at a time.

It's not something you're going to be having daily, or even weekly. But it's bloody delicious and it's a lovely alternative to a burger and chips from the chipper.


  1. I think I need some cheesy fries tonight now!

    1. Every time I look at this I want cheesy fries!

  2. And now I'm famished. That looks amazing, Sharon.

    1. It was delicious! It was definitely a once-a-month type thing, though. Huge.

  3. I wasn't hungry....But now I'm starving! Thanks! lol


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