If you are anything like me then a trip to the shops with the little ones usually results in a visit to McDonalds. Of course I vow to be good and get a salad but nothing can stop the thoughts of those burgers and salty fries! I was so excited to see this recipe in the Fake Away mini book that came with last months magazine that I tried it out that night.
It took a while to do and I am never doing fries in the oven again (Acti Fry all the way!) but the taste was amazing! It had a real burger type feel to it and with the addition of the onion, gerkins and cheese it was a real treat and each mouthful was different. I sometimes struggle with food that is very samey but this was great as there were so many flavours, it will definitely be on our meal planner again!
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Boil the chips for 4-5 minutes, then drain well. Spread on a large, non stick baking tray in a single layer and spray with low cal cooking spray. Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning once, until cooked through and golden.
2. Meanwhile, place a non stick frying pan over a high heat. add the mince, 2 tsp each of the oregano and parsley and crumble in the stock cube. Cook for 10 minutes, until browned, then stir in the Worcestershire sauce.
3. Spray 4 small, individual baking tins with low cal cooking spray. Layer up the chips wiht spoonfuls of mince mixture and the onion rings, tomatoes and gherkins, while seasoning and scattering over the remaining oregano and parsley as you go. Sprinkle a quarter of the Cheddar over each, then bake for 15 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and everything is piping hot. Serve with salad.
Syns per serving: 1 1/2
Delicious and well worth the syns, having said that I think I ate more than my 1/4 portion as it was between me and the kids so by the time theirs got out of the pot there was quite a bit left and erm….it all got eaten! I keep trying to tell myself its better than a real burger and fries though so not that bad!
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