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Postby matchbox » Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:42 pm

hi all,

im looking for a *relatively* low-fat or low-cal hamburger or meatball recipe as i love them but all recipes i've found tend to have really high fat!

any help would be greatly appreciated :)

cheers :D
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:21 am

If you can get hold of kangarroo or wallaby mince it is really low fat and high protein and iron...I like the taste too! It is a bit gamier than beef and you have to cook it well done, it's chewy rare.

I'd say make your own - off the top of my head...

get low fat/lean mince of your choice, mix with a chopped onion (and garlic if you feel the need) some grated carrot and zucchini, and maybe potato if you feel the need, chilli if you're feeling spicy!Add some herbs of your choice, salt, pepper and an egg to bind. Shape into patties and cook.

Place on wholemeal/grain bun and top with salads like lettuce, tomato, capsicum, beetroot, maybe a little low fat cheese, and some yummy tomato relish or something.
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Postby loveat116 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:11 am

Hamburgers can be quite healthy if you make them yourself and grill them or use a george foreman.

I usually use wholemeal bread as its lower cal than rolls, a little bit of no fat mayo and bbq sauce, heaps of lettuce, tomato, low cal cheese and a poached egg - fills you up soooooooooooooooo much. I love them!
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Postby matchbox » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:38 am

cool, thanks girls will definately give it a try! yeah i would only grill them, not a fan of greasy burgers (thank god lol)

tegan - i've tried kangaroo and wasn't really a fan lol, never tried wallaby, sounds kinda weird though cos they're so cute! hehe

just any recipes i found on the net had like 28+ grams of fat per serve :shock: even though the cals were relatively low. i was like WHOA :shock:
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:46 am

LOL, yeah, roo is pretty similar to wallaby. It's a like it or hate it thing.

I'm guessing the fat would depend on the mince you use. If you get a premium mince it should be lower cause the cheap suff is usually the fatty offcuts :? :(
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Postby matchbox » Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:01 pm

yeah it was weird, like to me kangaroo just tasted like meat lol, nothing in particular, just meat (even though some people say it tastes like chicken :P) i might try that tonight then, better than hungry jacks anyday :wink:
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:23 pm

Weird, I heard that you have to cook Kangaroo medium rare or it's chewy?? Or is that just the steaks & sausages?
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Postby lng86 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:46 pm

Woolworths have light hamburgers in their deli section (with a spice mixture included!). They are yummy! <10 grams of fat (I'm pretty sure it was 7 actually!).

Otherwise... Tegan's suggestion was great. I usually use lean mince (5*) with egg, parsley, tabasco, salt, pepper and onion. Very nice!
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:18 pm

You've made me crave a hamburger patty now!! So I took some Kangaroo mince out to defrost and I'm going to have some tonight, yummy!
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:58 pm

Oh :( wallaby? i dont know that I could eat a wallaby :( Theyre gorgeous! :? Have you had a look at any of the Symply too good to be true recipes for burgers? I think she has a few ;) maybe have a look on her website, or google it...otherwise pm me and Ill send you the recipe :)
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Postby matchbox » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:17 am

thanks heaps guys!

lauren i went down to woolies (yeah yeah i'm so lazy haha) but they must've sold them all - it was a saturday arvo so that was probably why hehe.
em - sorry bout making u want one! did u end up having one?

grace, i would love it if you could send it to me, PM'ing you now :) thanks so much
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:10 pm

All good girl :P :P I did have roo mince, but made them into meatballs. I overcooked it though :( Was doing too many things at once haha :P Oh well, still good! :P Nothing a bit of tomato sauce won't fix! Hehehe
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:15 am

steak is definitely more tender if it's medium rare, but our experience with roo steaks is that they're tough unless cooked all the way through.
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Postby Chelle » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:55 am

Chicken mince is a good alterntive instead of beef mince

I dont think that I could ever eat roo or wallaby
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Postby Rustie » Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:13 pm

Chicken mince tends to be really high in fat. Try turkey instead.
And also your local butcher. Mine makes rissoles which i sqish down in my George Forman Grill (best thing i ever bought) and the come out loverly.
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