Saturday, October 15, 2016

Healthy Burgers

     You know that jealousy feeling you get when you see others eating a big fat juicy burger!?  Well Food Fitness by Paige is here to help...not in a clinical way (you need to see your therapist for that), but in a physical way (you need to see me for that)!  I have re created the "Burger" into a "Healthy Burger" with a few simple tricks that you will definitely want to incorporate into your life.  Each of my 10~4oz patties are only 138 calories, less than one carb, and 20g protein.  With those macros you have nothing to lose by trying , other than Burger envy!  ;)

Ingredients for 10 Burgers~
2 pounds 96% lean ground Beef
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup finely diced Onion, (I used my Pampered Chef chopper)
4 finely diced Dill Pickle Spears, (I used my Pampered Chef chopper)
2 Tablespoons Kroger Brown Spicy Mustard
1 Tablespoon chopped Garlic
Dash Cayenne Pepper, to taste
Dash Salt, or Lite Salt, to taste
Sargento Ultra Thin Cheddar Cheese Slices, if desired (about 40 calories a slice)
Thin Slim Foods Hamburger Buns, if desired (100 calories, 2g net carbs and 14g protein.  Order at
Garnish with Tomato, Pickles, Onion, Lettuce as desired

     Mix first 8 ingredients til well incorporated and divide into ten 4oz patties that are 3 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick, you may end up with 5/8oz extra meat, if so, divide among the 10 patties.  Prepare your grill and cook for about 2 minutes on each side for medium rare, longer if you want a more well done Burger, however, these can dry out VERY fast so keep a close watch.  If they overcook you will have a hockey puck consistency and lose a lot of the flavor, these perform better leaning on the medium to medium rare side.  You can always cook on the stove top as desired.  I served these with the Sargento Ultra Thin Cheddar Cheese and a Thin Slim Foods Hamburger Bun and had the perfect experience.  This recipe makes a lot, which I loved, so save the extra for lunches to crumble on a salad, or have a pattie for breakfast or afternoon snack, and freeze any left overs for later use.  Enjoy  :)

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