- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…
- 1 onion, finely chopped
Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…
- 500g pack minced turkey
While it's the traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round, though…
- zest 1 lemon
Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…
- 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves or 1 tsp dried
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…
- 4 thin rashers streaky bacon
- buns, lettuce leaves, sliced tomato and tomato sauce, to serve
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat the oil in a small pan, add the onion, fry for a few mins until lightly browned and soft, then cool. Mix the turkey with the lemon zest, thyme, parsley, onion and seasoning until well combined.
Shape the mixture into 4 burgers and wrap a rasher of bacon around each. Put in a roasting tin, bake for 20-25 mins, then pan-fry for a few mins on each side to crisp up the bacon. Serve in a bun with lettuce, sliced tomato, tomato sauce and vegetable chips (recipe below).
Vegetable chipsCut a selection of carrots, parsnips and potatoes, depending on what's in season (no need to peel) into large chips. Toss in olive oil, a good sprinkling paprika and a little salt and spread over a baking sheet. Roast at the same temperature as the burgers for 45-50 mins, turning halfway through the cooking time.