Photograph of the healthy classic American burger and French fries recipe


Instead of broiling, you can cook these burgers stovetop in a cast-iron pan or on the barbecue grill.

Classic cheeseburgers and Slimming World fries

55 minutes
4 servings
  • Preparation time:
  • Cooking time:
  • Total time:

This healthy twist on the quarter pounder is as delicious as the original! Add a Healthy Extra "a" choice of American or Swiss cheese for even more flavor or enjoy with 1 level tablespoon of store-bought ketchup for just 1 Syn.
  • Ingredients
  • Method


4 large baking potatoes, scrubbed and cut into ½”-thick sticks
Cooking spray*


  1. Preheat the oven to 475°F. Bring a large pot of water to the 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.
  2. 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. Remove from the oven and keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, put the ground beef, shallot, 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.
  4. Turn the oven to broil and place the burgers on the broiler-pan rack. Broil 3–4” from the heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking.
  5. To assemble the burgers, fill each bun with a lettuce leaf and tomato slices and a burger. Serve immediately with the fries and, on the side, some grated carrot, and shredded red cabbage.


for 3 months
($10/month billed as $30)

Start your weight loss journey today and you could be more than 20lbs* lighter in 3 months.

More info

*Your weight loss will vary according to your individual circumstances and how much you have to lose.


for 1 month
Join now for $15 for 1 month

Get started on your weight loss journey when you sign up for 1 month.

More info