Guiltless, High-Protein Cheeseburger


It’s National Cheeseburger Day, and there’s no better reason to treat yourself to perhaps one of the most wonderful foods on Earth.

This flavoursome homemade cheese burger is jammed with all the nutrients you need to pack on muscle. Best of all, it only takes 12 minutes to make and has more meat for less calories. Not a lot beats a tasty homemade burger, and this is no exception!

Ours uses extra-lean beef and our burger is sandwiched between a whole-wheat bun for a fibre hit.

Speaking of burgers, don’t miss our high-protein salmon burger or, if you’re not one for meat or fish, why not try our vegetarian-friendly pumpkin burger?

Did You Know?

Because cheese is a dairy product, it contains an impressive amount of calcium content. For example, 100g of cheddar contains around 721mg calcium – that’s nearly half of your recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of calcium right there.

Cheese, like all other dairy products, is also loaded with protein. While Greek yogurt wins hands down when it comes to the greatest levels of protein in dairy (around an astonishing 18 grams), you’ll still be provided with around 8 grams of protein in a single serving of hard cheese.


Makes 4 servings

👉 400g lean beef mince

👉 2 tbsp finely chopped onions

👉 2 tbsp chilli sauce

👉 1 tbsp Dijon mustard

👉 4 slices reduced fat cheddar

👉 4 whole-wheat burger buns

👉 Lettuce and tomato slices


👉 Mix the beef mince, chopped onions, chilli sauce and Dijon mustard

👉 Form mixture into four 2.5-cm-thick patties

👉 Cook for 5 to 7 minutes on each side for medium to well-done burgers

👉 Top each burger with a cheese slice just before taking it out of the oven

👉 Move burgers onto buns, garnish with lettuce and tomato

👉 Enjoy!

For more protein-rich dinner recipes, check out our dedicated section where you'll find the likes of our delicious peanut butter chicken strips (it's extremely high in protein, low in carbs and relatively low in fats) as well as our super-healthy three bean salad - it’s loaded with protein and fibre, and makes a healthy meal if you’re bringing lunch to the office.


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