Lean Burgers with Tomato Chutney on Greens

This is a great go-to recipe when you’re looking for something quick and filling.  Simply combine some lean burgers (e.g. kangaroo, lean beef mince, venison, lean lamb, etc.) with plenty of non-starchy vege for a quick, satiating and nutrient-dense meal.    

The hamburgers in this recipe provide half of the energy and a solid dose of bioavailable protein along with vitamins B3, B6 and B12, choline, iron, selenium and zinc.  The tomato chutney lifts the vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium while the greens provide vitamins A, B5 and K1, folate, copper and potassium.  


One serve provides 416 calories, 32 g protein, 24 g fat and 13 g of net carbs


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  • 100 g ground kangaroo or your preferred lean meat, shaped into two patties.
  • 30 g spinach
  • 100 g cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • ¼ avocado, chopped
  • 4 asparagus spears, steamed


  • A scant amount of oil for cooking
  • half a small onion, roughly diced
  • 2 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • A handful of parsley, chopped


  • To make the chutney, heat a small fry pan to medium heat, then add a scant amount of your preferred fat. 
  • Add the onion, garlic, tomatoes and parsley and sauté for 5-10 minutes till soft and caramelised. 
  • While the chutney is cooking, place the spinach in a bowl, top with the asparagus, cucumber and avocado and set aside.
  • Heat another frying pan to medium heat and once hot (you don’t need any oil), add the patties, turn halfway, approximately 3 minutes a side or to your liking.
  • Once ready add to the bowl with the chutney on top and enjoy!

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