Recipe: SW friendly burger in a bowl

burger in a bowl

When I first started Slimming World I was really keen to find meals that both my husband and I could enjoy together and Slimming World lets you do just that. There’s so many different meals that you can enjoy so when I was introduced to the concept of a burger in a bowl by some friends in group, I knew that I had to give it a go.

burger in a bowl

The recipe for burger in a bowl is really simple and only takes ten minutes to throw together.


  • 250g extra lean beef mince (extra lean mince will be labelled as 5%)
  • One onion, chopped
  • Garlic Salt
  • Pepper, for seasoning
  • Light thousand island dressing (Kraft Light is only 0.5 syn per tablespoon)
  • 3 slices of reduced fat sliced cheese (5.5 syns or a HeXA)
  • Gherkins
  • Lettuce
  • Salad (cucumber, tomatoes, onion)
  • Low calorie spray (I use Frylight)


  • Spray the saucepan with low calories spray
  • Chop the onion and brown both the mince and onion together
  • Cut the 3 slices of cheese into smaller slices
  • Once the mince and onion is browned, add half of the cheese and mix well
  • Plate up some lettuce and whatever salad you fancy
  • Chop up the gherkins
  • Spoon the mince mix onto the plate
  • Dress with the rest of the cheese and the gherkins
  • Drizzle with a tablespoon of thousand island dressing
  • Enjoy!
    burger in a bowl 2

My hubby who doesn’t usually like gherkins actually enjoys this meal and it’s ridiculous how close to a Big Mac it tastes without the guilt!

Half of the burger in a bowl recipe is worth 3 syns (using only one tablespoon of dressing)

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  • Reply Donna 20/03/2015 at 11:07 pm

    That looks amazing! Like a Big Mac without the bun. Great idea x

  • Reply Candace 22/03/2015 at 2:02 pm

    I’ve had this before & it’s lovely. Think I might make it this week as it’s really simple & quick

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