Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers

  • 10MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 395KCAL

Here are our slimming friendly, Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers that you can enjoy guilt free whether counting calories or following Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories395
  • Carbs28g
  • Protein43g
  • Fat11g
  • Saturates5g
  • Sugars3.1g

These mouth-watering, slimming friendly, Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers can be enjoyed guilt-free whether counting calories or following Weight Watchers!

We know what you’re thinking – There’s no way that bacon cheese burgers can be enjoyed when you’re losing weight, right? Get ready to be proven wrong! A McDonalds Big Tasty with Bacon clocks up an eye watering 869 calories. You could have 2 of these Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers and still have 253 calories to spare!

These burgers are a winner all year round, perfect comfort food on a winter night or great to take to a BBQ in the summer.

What diets is this Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers recipe suitable for?

These Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers can be made suitable for gluten free diets by replacing the following ingredients for gluten free alternatives;

  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Wholemeal Rolls

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers recipe?

  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers?

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To make these burgers you will need a couple of specific tools; a food processor (or a hand blender with a food processor attachment) and a non stick frying pan.

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This is the food processor we use.

If you don’t have a food processor, how about investing a hand blender? This is the same one we used to make these burgers as it has a food processor attachment.

A decent sized non-stick frying pan is a great investment as it reduces the need for oil in your cooking. This one over at Amazon is a great starter pan for your kitchen.

How many calories are in Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers?

There are 395 calories per portion in this Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.

This Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Add half a red onion to your food processor and blitz.

Step 2

Add your lean beef mince (5% fat) and the salt, pepper, garlic powder, mustard powder, Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 beef stock cube, soy sauce and the egg. Give it a whizz until all the ingredients are well mixed.

Step 3

Grab a big handful of the mixture and begin to shape it around a babybel cheese. Make sure there are no cracks or gaps, you don’t want all that lovely cheese to escape!

Step 4

Heat a large non-stick frying pan and spray liberally with low calorie cooking spray. Add your burgers and cook gently – you want them to be cooked through without being burnt on the outside. Alternatively crack out the BBQ on and get grilling!

Step 5

Remove the visible fat from the bacon and grill.

Step 6

Assemble your burger in a 60g wholemeal roll and serve!

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How do you know when Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers are cooked?

Cook your burgers gently – you want them to be cooked through, with enough heat to create a melting middle, but not burnt on the outside.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it straight away.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers?

Yes you can, but we would only recommend freezing before cooking. You can wrap each raw patty individually in foil and place in the freezer.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat these Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers?

We wouldn’t recommend reheating the burgers once they have been cooked.

If you have frozen the uncooked burgers allow them to fully defrost and then follow the cooking instructions from step 4 in this recipe.

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Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers

Here are our slimming friendly, Melt-in-the-middle Bacon Cheese Burgers that you can enjoy guilt free whether counting calories or following Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 395
  • Carbs 28G
WW Points
  • 9 Green
  • 9 Blue
  • 9 Purple

Ingredients

  • 400 g lean 5% minced beef
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 large pinch coarse sea salt
  • 1 large pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch mustard powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cube Beef Stock
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 4 Babybel Light
  • 4 wholemeal rolls of choice
  • 4 slices bacon
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Add half a red onion to your food processor and blitz.
  2. Add your lean beef mince (5% fat) and the salt, pepper, garlic powder, mustard powder, Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 beef stock cube, soy sauce and the egg. Give it a whizz until all the ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Grab a big handful of the mixture and begin to shape it around a babybel cheese. Make sure there are no cracks or gaps, you don't want all that lovely cheese to escape!
  4. Heat a large non-stick frying pan and spray liberally with low calorie cooking spray. Add your burgers and cook gently - you want them to be cooked through without being burnt on the outside. Alternatively crack out the BBQ on and get grilling!
  5. Remove the visible fat from the bacon and grill.
  6. Assemble your burger in a 60g wholemeal roll and serve!

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26 comments

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Pamela GrahamTuesday 28th July 2020

I usually make burgers with hand mixing but was anxious to try your recipe. I thought that using the processor toughened the meat but the seasoning was really good. Next time I will use onion granules and mix by hand. Cheese was a good touch.

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    SharonFriday 31st July 2020

    Hi Pamela, thanks for the feedback on this recipe, and we’re glad you enjoyed the flavour and the cheese inside. We have noted that you thought hand mixing would suit you better next time. Thankyou for getting in touch.

    Reply

SarahWednesday 24th June 2020

Can I cook these under the grill (not bbq)? If so how long for?

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    Holly LevellThursday 25th June 2020

    Hi Sarah, yes these can be cooked in the frying pan, bbq or grill. You want to cook your burgers gently so that they are cooked through, with enough heat to create a melting middle, but not burnt on the outside.
    Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. Hope that helps!

    Reply

Louise GoodeSunday 21st June 2020

Hi,

I don’t have a food processor… would a hand blender work instead?

Thanks,
Louise

Reply

    SharonMonday 22nd June 2020

    Hi Louise , a hand blender with a food processor attachment would work. You can see a photo of one in the text accompanying the recipe. Hope this helps and that you enjoy the recipe.

    Reply

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