Quick and easy healthy homemade burger and meatball recipe

This is a really quick and healthy recipe I use for meatballs and homemade burgers, inspired by Jamie Oliver’s recipe but with my personal changes.

The recipe you will use is exactly the same for both meals, only difference is size, shape and cooking times. So what do you need?

– lean minced beef
– half an onion
– 2 slices of brown bread (fresh or stale)
– 1 egg
– parsley (can be dried if you can’t get fresh, although I prefer fresh)
– garlic
– salt and pepper
– Worcestershire sauce


What you need to do . . .
1. Place your mince in a bowl, get your hands in and squish it, you want to do this until the meat looks combined and not like worms, like it did when you first put it in the bowl. You want it to combine and stick into a ball without crumbling, so it’s a kind of sticky texture.
2. Finely chop your onion and parsley, I usually use about 4 springs of parsley, not using the stalk.
3. Crush your garlic (as much as you want to your own taste, I would use 2 cloves because I love garlic). Add your garlic, onion and parsley to the meat.
4. Take your two slices of bread and wet them in some look warm water (if you’re using stale bread soak it, but if fresh you just need to wet it) you then want to ring out the excess water and place the bread into the bowl with the rest of your ingredients.
5. Finally add your egg, seasoning and a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce.
6. Now to get messy! Stick your hands in and mix it all together and squish it altogether until combine and you are able to make a tight ball with it.

For the meatballs roll your mixture into ping pong sized balls and place in a frying pan with some fry light in it. Brown your meatballs on all sides, don’t worry if they aren’t fully cooked, because once browned and sealed place in a baking dish, cover with tinfoil and cook for 20 minutes at 180oC.

For the burger you make a ball then pat it down so it forms a burger shape. Again brown and seal the meat in a frying pan with a little fry light. You can either cook it completely in the pan or placed on a tray in the oven.

This mix is nice and light, really tasty and easy to do. On slimming world these are free using the bread as your HEB. Hope you find these easy to make and enjoy!


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