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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 372.5
  • Total Fat: 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 70.0 mg
  • Sodium: 914.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 34.7 g

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Biggest Loser Cookbook Almost Fast Food Burger

Submitted by: KRIZ2984

Introduction

If those drive-thru burgers call your name, this is, hands down, definitely the burger for you! As a kid and teen, I was addicted to fast food, so I was determined to recreate those drive-thru flavors and secret sauces at home. This burger is much, much leaner than any your're likely to find at a fast food restaurant, but the sauce makes it taste so reminiscent of them. I often make this burger in a low-carb tortilla instead of a hamburger bun and I always add a few more pickles. If you're watching your sodium closely, you may not want to stick to it "as is" below. If those drive-thru burgers call your name, this is, hands down, definitely the burger for you! As a kid and teen, I was addicted to fast food, so I was determined to recreate those drive-thru flavors and secret sauces at home. This burger is much, much leaner than any your're likely to find at a fast food restaurant, but the sauce makes it taste so reminiscent of them. I often make this burger in a low-carb tortilla instead of a hamburger bun and I always add a few more pickles. If you're watching your sodium closely, you may not want to stick to it "as is" below.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise
    1/2 teaspoon ketchup
    1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
    1/4 pound 96% lean ground beef
    1 slice (3/4 ounce) fat-free American cheese (optional)
    1 whole-grain or whole-wheat hamburger bun
    1/4 cup chopped romaine lettuce leaves
    1 thin slice red onion
    3 dill pickle rounds

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard. Stir to mix. Set aside. Shape the beef into a patty that is about 1/2" wider than the bun.

Preheat a medium nonstick skillet or frill rack on high heat. Place the patty on the pan or grill. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until desired doneness. (Do not smash the burger with the spatula.) About 30 seconds before the burger is cooked, top with the cheese, if desired. Place the bun halves, cut sides down, on the pan or grill. Cook for about 45 seconds, or until toasted.

Place the bun bottom on a serving plate. Top with the patty, lettuce, onion and pickles. Spread the reserved sauce evenly over the inside of the bun top. Flip onto the burger. Serve immediately.

Makes 1 serving.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KRIZ2984.






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