Monster burgers recipe

Monster burgers recipe

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With sharp cheese 'teeth', gherkin 'tongues' and stuffed olive 'eyeballs', these spooky monster burgers are perfect for rustling up for a kids' Halloween party. They're quick and easy and sure to spook! See method

  • Makes 4
  • 12 mins to prepare and 13 mins to cook
  • 495 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 4 beef burgers (from a frozen 8-pack)
  • 4 slices 30% reduced-fat Cheddar
  • 4 seeded burger buns, halved
  • 2 tbsp lighter mayonnaise
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves, halved
  • 4 sliced gherkins (or 1 large gherkin, sliced lengthways into 4)
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 8 olives stuffed with pimientos

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    2080kj
    495kcal
    25%
  • Fat

    21g 30%
  • Saturates

    9g 47%
  • Sugars

    7g 7%
  • Salt

    2.3g 39%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 49.1g Protein 26.4g Fibre 3.9g

Method

  1. Preheat the grill and cook the burgers to pack instructions. Meanwhile, cut 1 side of each Cheddar slice in a zigzag pattern using the tip of a knife, so you end up with 4 sets of 'teeth'. Grill the burger buns, cut-side up, for 1 min until golden.
  2. For each burger, spread the mayonnaise on both halves of the bun. On the bottom half, place a piece of lettuce, then the burger patty. Lay a gherkin slice over the top of the patty so it hangs over the edge to resemble a 'tongue'. Add a jagged slice of cheese, then carefully squeeze some ketchup over the top of the teeth. Position the top half of the bun at a slight angle so you can see the mouth inside.
  3. Skewer the olives on 8 cocktail sticks and push 2 through the top bun to make the eyes. Remove the cocktail sticks before eating.

See more Halloween recipes

Note: You will need 8 cocktails sticks for this recipe.

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