• 350 g lean minced beef
  • 1.5 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp Cajun spice seasoning
  • 5 rashers streaky bacon
  • 12 slices thick white bread, toasted
  • 4 small tomatoes, washed and finely sliced
  • 12 tsp light mayonnaise
  • 15 g fresh flat-leaf parsley, washed
  • rocket leaves, washed, to garnish


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6. Mix together the beef mince, purée, dried parsley and seasoning. Spoon the beef on to a 18cm rectangular baking tray. Spread the mince out over the tin.

  2. 2

    Lay the bacon on the mince and press down into the beef with a fish slice, then cook for 12-15 minutes.

  3. 3

    Meanwhile, grill the bread. Stamp out 24 stars with a cutter.

  4. 4

    Remove the cooked meat from the oven, drain off any excess liquid from the tin and invert on to a large board. Cut out 12 squares.

  5. 5

    Stack the burgers between the toasted stars with sliced tomatoes, mayonnaise and fresh parsley. Arrange the star burgers on a platter and scatter with rocket leaves if you wish.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 469kj 112kcal 6%
  • Fat 10.2g 15%
  • Saturates 3.5g 18%
  • Sugars 2.4g 3%
  • Salt 1.6g 27%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 862kj/206kcal

Each serving provides

16.5g carbohydrate 1.3g fibre 14.0g protein

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