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It’s Father’s Day this Sunday (21st June), and while you won’t be able to take the special man in your life out for a slap-up meal this year, you can still bring the restaurant to him! If, like me, you think nothing says ‘love you’ more than a mouth-watering menu of delicious foods, Slimming World’s Big Daddy burger is a wonderful way to show your dad, husband, grandad or father-figure how much you care.

With two juicy burgers and loads of salad in a toasted bun (plus a fried egg for good measure), the Big Daddy burger is tastier than any takeaway version – plus, you don’t have to wait in a drive-thru queue to get your hands on one! If you’re planning to pull out all the stops with a full Father’s Day menu, we’ve also got a great starter, dessert and side (as well as a fantastic veggie option) to help you celebrate in slimming style.

If you’re not able to dine together this year, maybe your special man would love a video call. And if you send him this Big Daddy burger recipe beforehand, you can still sit down and enjoy that special feeling of sharing good food with your loved ones.

Slimming World’s Big Daddy burger

serves 4
6½ Syns per serving (deduct 6 Syns if using 60g wholemeal roll as your Healthy Extra ‘b’)
ready in 25 minutes

What you need:

1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1kg lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
low-calorie cooking spray
4 eggs
4 x 60g wholemeal rolls
sliced tomato, lettuce leaves and sliced red onion, to serve
4 level tbsp reduced-salt-and-sugar tomato ketchup

What you do:

Preheat your grill to high.

1. Put the onion, garlic, beef and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl, season lightly and combine using your fingers. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape them into burgers.
2. Spray the burgers with low-calorie cooking spray and grill for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through, turning halfway.
3. Meanwhile, spray a non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the eggs and fry to your liking.
4. Split and toast the rolls, then fill each one with tomato, lettuce, red onion, 2 burgers, 1 level tbsp ketchup and an egg. Season lightly and hold it all in place with a cocktail stick if needed (don’t forget to remove before eating!).
5. Serve hot with Slimming World chips and salad.

Top tip: If you’d like to save 6 Syns, count the bread roll as your Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice, or serve your burgers between cooked portobello mushroom ‘baps’ instead.

Slimming World Father’s Day menu

Whether your dad is a Slimming World member or just enjoys a hearty meal, show him how much you care by making our Big Daddy burger part of a full Food Optimising feast. We’ve put together a delicious three-course menu to help you spoil the much-loved father figure in your life.

Kick-starter

Sweetcorn and chive fritters

These Free crispy bites are perfect for getting the kids involved in cooking Dad’s special meal – they’re quick and easy to make, and pack a fiery punch.

Sweetcorn fritters-Father's Day menu-Slimming World blog

Vegetarian deluxe

Sal’s vegetarian chilli

If Dad’s a vegetarian, swap our Big Daddy burger for Sal’s tasty twist on the classic chilli, which uses mixed beans instead of the usual beef mince. It’s Free, too!

Vegetarian chilli-Father's Day menu-Slimming World blog

Super side

Sweet potato chips

Our chips are the perfect Free sidekick to our Big Daddy burger. Adding a sprinkling of spice before cooking will make them even tastier (paprika is my favourite).

Sweet potato chips-Father's Day menu-Slimming World blog

Delicious dessert

Chocolate and vanilla cheesecake

And once dinner is done, it’s time for Dad to put his feet up with a cuppa and a slice of this showstopper cheesecake.

Healthy cheesecake-Father's Day menu-Slimming World blog

Still looking for the perfect Father’s Day feast? Slimming World virtual groups and our vibrant online Community are always buzzing with meal ideas to help you slim through any occasion and we have more than 1,000 healthy recipes for you to discover on our members-only website and app, too. You can find out more about joining Slimming World here.

If you’re gearing up to gift the special man in your life a slimming-friendly feast this Father’s Day, we’d love to see what you’re serving! Send your snaps to the blog or share on social using #theSlimmingWorldblog

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