Lean Burger Bowls

This is a great go-to recipe to have in your repertoire when you’re looking for something quick and filling.  

Simply combine lean burgers with plenty of non-starchy veggies for a quick, satiating and nutrient-dense meal at any time.   

Add low-fat cottage cheese, tomatoes, pickles or a little bit of sauce to round out the flavour profile.


One serve provides 460 calories, 64 g protein, 15 g fat, 13 g of net carbs and P:E = 2.8.


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  


Burger bowl


  • 2 x 100 g lean burgers patties
  • 50 g spinach, or preferred greens
  • 50 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tbsp low fat cottage cheese
  • Pickles, tomato, Jalapeño (optional)



  • 800 g ground lean meat (beef, lamb, kangaroo, venison, pork)
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed or garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper


Burger bowl

  • Place the greens and mushrooms on a plate.
  • Heat a frypan to a medium/high heat, fry the burgers in their own fat, until cooked to your liking.
  • Serve on the salad and mushrooms with your choice of vegetables, cottage cheese, a dill pickle and some Jalapeño (optional).


  • To make the burgers, put the ground meat of choice in a bowl.
  • Heat a frypan to a medium heat and spray with olive oil spray.
  • Add diced onions and crushed garlic to the pan and lightly cook until soft. Turn heat off.
  • Add onions to the ground meat.
  • Add salt, pepper & tomato paste.
  • Use your hands to mix all ingredients and roll into even balls about 100 g each.
  • Flatten the balls to a patty shape.
  • Cook as per instructions above or freeze ready for another time.

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