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Classic cheeseburgers and Slimming World fries

55 minutes
4 servings
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Enjoy this beefy favorite—a healthier twist on the quarter pounder, served with Slimming World fries and veggie slaw. 

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For the Slimming World fries
4 large baking potatoes, scrubbed and cut into ½in thick sticks
cooking spray
For the burgers
1lb 95% lean ground beef
½ shallot, very finely chopped
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced (optional)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 (2oz each) whole-wheat buns, toasted
8 American cheese singles
Lettuce leaves and tomato slices
Grated carrot and shredded red cabbage


  1. To prepare the fries: Preheat the oven to 475°F.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook for 4 minutes. Drain, then transfer to paper towels and set aside to dry for about 10 minutes. Dry the pot.
  3. Return the potatoes to the pot, cover it with a lid and shake to “rough-up” the edges of the fries (this helps them become crisp when you bake them). Transfer to a nonstick rimmed baking sheet, spray with cooking spray and bake for 20–25 minutes, until browned and crisp, turning occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile for the burgers: put the ground beef, shallots, Worcestershire sauce and garlic in a medium bowl and, using your hands, combine thoroughly. Season to taste with salt and pepper, divide into four, and shape into flat burgers.
  5. Turn the oven to broil and place the burgers on the broiler-pan rack. Broil 3–4 inches from the heat for 5–6 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking. Remove and keep warm.
  6. To assemble the burgers; fill each bun with lettuce leaves and tomato slices and a burger. Top with 2 slices American cheese. Serve immediately with the fries, and on the side, some grated carrot, and shredded red cabbage.

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