I am super impressed with myself this evening! All day I have been thinking about food and what I was going to have for dinner this evening.
I can’t have bread or any other carbs at the moment but I really REALLY wanted a burger!
So I’ve made a burger without the carbs!! A turkey and vegetable tower burger.
This only takes 30 mins to prepare and cook and serves 2-4 people.
For the burgers-
500g Lean turkey breast mince
1/4 of red onion
1 teaspoon of mixed herbs
Salt and pepper
Garlic powder or 1 clove of fresh garlic.
For tower greatness-
4 x Large flat mushrooms
1 x Ripe avocado
1x Large beef tomato
4 x Eggs
1 x spoon of rapeseed or coconut oil
Sweet chilli sauce
Cut the avocado in half and take out the stone.
Scoop out the avocado into a bowl and mash with a fork.
Season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Mix together and set aside.
Pre heat your grill to a medium setting.
Whilst this is warming pop your flat mushrooms on a baking tray and pop under the grill.
Finely chop the red onion and garlic (if you are using fresh garlic) and add this to a large bowl.
Add the turkey breast mince and generously season with salt and pepper.
Add the mixed herbs and garlic powder.
Mix the ingredients together using your hands and roll the mixture into 4 balls and flatten slightly to make burgers.
Check the mushrooms as these should be starting to cook.
Pop your burgers under the grill next to the mushrooms.
Cook the burgers for around 15 minutes turning once half way through.
Whilst the burgers are cooking cut the beef tomatoes into thick slices.
Take the mushrooms out when you turn the burgers so these don’t burn and pop them on the plates as these will be your base ready to start your towers.
Cut the stork off each mushroom so they are flat and will enable you to add the other layers.
Add a teaspoon of avocado to each mushroom.
Put a pan on medium heat add some rapeseed or coconut oil.
When the pan is hot crack each egg into the pan and fry the eggs to your preference. I like mine slightly runny. Take these off the heat when done and leave in the pan.
Your burgers should be done by this point, take these out from under the grill and add a burger to each of the mushrooms.
Then add another teaspoon of avocado and a slice of tomato.
Then add your eggs on top the tomato and then another slice of tomato on top.
Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with sweet chilli sauce.
I served these with a side salad and my carrot and courgette relish.
You could add cheese to these if you wanted instead of egg or different vegetables. Whatever your preference these are a great alternative to bread and will keep that carb monster at bay!
Let me know what you think.