500g of mince meat (I suggest farm shop, grass fed, organic mince)
1 clove of garlic
Take your 500g of mince meat and put it in a food processor.
Finely chop your onion and put it in there too. Don't worry if you can't chop very well, the food processor is going to do a lot of that for you.
Sprinkle with a touch of salt and pepper to season.
Turn on the food processor and blitz the mix until relatively smooth, getting rid of most of the bigger chunks of onion. I find this is a better way to bind the ingredients than using breadcrumbs. It'll also give your burgers a lovely texture.
Put some coconut oil in a pan and turn the heat up relatively high to get the pan ready.
Make sure you turn off the food processor before putting your hands in there.
Now comes the fun part - scoop out the mixture with your hands and create 4 or 5 similar size burger patties and rest them on a plate.
Now your pan is piping hot and the coconut oil has melted it's time to add you burgers.
Put them in one at a time until the pan is full.
Give them about 30s - 1 minute on each side to seal them.
Keep turning them over at regular intervals to prevent any burning of the meat.
Repeat this until cooked through (usually 5-10 minutes).
In between flipping the burgers you can chop up some cheese and some salad - lettuce, tomato and cucumber are my favourites - and get your sourdough rolls ready. (Sourdough is a healthier alternative to 'normal' bread).
Once you're sure the burgers are cooked take them out and pop one in each bun and cover with cheese and salad.
Be generous with your toppings and don't worry about draining the fat off the burgers. If you've got good quality meat then the fat will be good for you! (If you've got lower quality meat then the fat can contain some less beneficial stuff)
You'll now have a nice big burger in a nice big sourdough roll with nice big helpings of cheese and salad sat in front of you
Eat however you like - dive in with your hands or use a knife and fork - it really doesn't matter.
Just make sure you enjoy it and savour the flavours.
So there you go. My first attempt at helping you eat the food you love, but in a healthy way. Note that preparation only takes about 5 minutes and cooking takes between 5 and 10 minutes. Who said eating healthy takes too long and is too hard!
This is a great one to do with the kids too - they'll love getting their hands messy with the burger mixture once out of the food processor. Some people would also argue it's good to allow the kids to cut the onion to learn knife skills, but this is down to personal preference (and obviously supervised)!
Give them a go and see how you like them. With good quality meat and good quality salad / cheese you won't need anything else to accompany this to fill you up. One or two of these is more than enough to fill my wife and I up. However, if you do want something to go with them why not whip up some sweet potato chips - peel and cut sweet potato, boil until soft, add to pan with hot coconut oil, season and oven cook until crisp.