Fitness coach shares her recipe for a ‘low-calorie’ Betty’s Burger — and she insists it tastes EXACTLY like the real thing
- A fitness coach made a ‘low-calorie’ version of Betty’s Burger at home
- Bec Hardgrave used ground beef, brioche bun, onion, tomatoes and lettuce
- She made her own ‘special’ sauce with mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup and pickle juice
- Betty’s Burgers is a 1950s-inspired burger joint in Australia with 36 restaurants
A fitness coach has crafted a “low-calorie” version of Betty’s Burger at home — complete with a juicy steak, smoky cheddar cheese, and crisp brioche buns.
Bec Hardgrave from Brisbane made the classic burger with ingredients such as ground beef, brioche bun, onion, tomatoes and lettuce.
For the “special” sauce, the 25-year-old mixed egg mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, sugar-free ketchup, pickle juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Her version has 455 calories, while the burger joint didn’t specify the menu’s kilojoules, or calories. However, Bec said she estimated the store’s burger could be close to 800 calories.
‘Betty’s Burger fakeaway… Honestly this low key tastes just like the real thing! I used a little more beef for Betty’s thicker beef patty and pan-roasted the buns for that buttery crunch! I think I’ve found the secret sauce, too,” she said.
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Brisbane-based Bec Hardgrave has made a ‘low-calorie’ version of Betty’s Burger at home – complete with a juicy beef patty, smoky cheddar cheese and crispy brioche buns
What do you need to make a Betty’s burger
Aldi Brioche Bun
120 g 5-star minced meat
Coles brand Smoky Cheese
15 g brown onion
For secret sauce:
11g full egg mayonnaise
4g sugar-free tomato sauce
3g Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp pickle juice
“This is hands down my favorite takeaway burger and it’s very close to my heart after moving and living in Noosa where it first opened.”
Betty’s Burgers is a 1950s-inspired burger joint in Australia, which opened its first restaurant in 2014. There are now 36 locations in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.
To make the burger, she used ground beef from Aldi to form the patty into a ball.
“Flat it with a plate and make sure it’s seasoned,” she said.
Over a hot pan she baked the patty on both sides until golden brown.
“Then I add a slice of smoky cheddar cheese. I also put my sandwiches in it to make them nice, buttery and crispy,” she said.
To make the sauce, she simply combined mayo, tomato sauce, Dijon mustard, pickle juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper together.
“Mix that and that’s your special sauce,” she said.
To put it together, she spread a dollop of sauce on the bottom bun, topped with diced onions, beef patty with melted cheese, sliced tomatoes, and fresh lettuce.
Then she spread another layer of sauce on the top bun and placed it over the lettuce.
To make the burger, she used ground beef from Aldi to form the patty into a ball. Then she used a plate to flatten it into a round patty. When the pie was done, she added the cheese and the buns
To put it together she spread a dollop of sauce on the bottom bun, topped with diced onions, beef patty with melted cheese, sliced tomatoes and fresh lettuce
Her video has since been viewed more than 43,000 times, with many saying they couldn’t wait to recreate the burger at home.
“Yeah, Betty’s Burgers are the closest I’ve got to my good old favorite In N Out back home in LA. I’m making these in a bit, thanks,” one woman wrote.
Another said: ‘Oh my good god! You are great! I can’t wait to try this legend.’
While another said, ‘Yum! Thank you, I know what we’ll have Saturday night.’