Homemade Healthy Hamburgers

October 20, 2017homemade
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Hamburgers are a classic example of a ‘comfort food’ that can fit into your healthy eating lifestyle IF you make them yourself! And it’s so easy… and fast when you know how! And once you make your own, I guarantee you will find that your Homemade ones taste better 90% of the time than anything you can buy anywhere.

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Ingredients

HAMBURGER PATTY

  • 12 oz Lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Red Onion
  • 3 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbl Rosemary
  • 3 Tbl Bread crumbs
  • 1 ea Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Salt / pepper - each
  • 3 Tbl Worchester sauce
  • 3 Tbl Olive oil

TOPPINGS

  • 1 cup Onion Slices - Sauteed
  • 3 leaves Romaine lettuce or chopped kale
  • 2 cup Tomato
  • 3 oz Cheddar cheese
  • 3 rolls Whole wheat bread or roll

Directions

Blend The Beef Patty….

  • 1)

    Finely chop and quickly saute the red onion (3-4 mins on med heat). Set aside.

  • 2)

    In a bowl, place the hamburger patty ingredients (all but the beef):  sauteed red onions, finely chopped rosemary and garlic, bread crumbs, egg, worchester sauce, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Mix well.

  • 3)

    Add the ground beef to the bowl.

  • 4)

    Blend thoroughly, gently and quickly – with a wooden spoon or with your hands.

  • 5)

    TIP:  avoid over-mixing which can make your hamburgers tough.

  • 6)

    Form into three (3) 4” patties.

The Toppings….

  • 1)

    Prepare the toppings:  thinly slice the white onions;  slice the tomato and the cheddar cheese; wash and dry the romaine lettuce.

Cook the beef patty…

  • 1)

    In a skillet on medium heat, warm the olive oil, and then place the patty.  Cook each side for 2-3 minutes.  Melt the cheese on top once you flip the burger.

  • 2)

    Once your patty is cooked, set aside.  Quickly saute the sliced white onions in the pan with the fond and flavorings from the beef patty.

  • 3)

    If desired, toast your bread or roll.

Making your Hamburger….

  • 1)

    Layer your burger:  roll “bottom”, condiment(s) of your choice, lettuce, cooked hamburger patty, tomato, sauteed onions and roll “top.”

  • 2)

    SERVE with a raw pickle or a side salad!   (And a napkin!)   Enjoy.

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