Autumn is here and since everyone is starting to get serious about watching calories as the holidays draw near, hamburgers are usually one food item that people on diet plans start consuming less of. Alternatively, in response to the inevitable burger craving that we all get, I have come up with a healthier burger alternative that tastes great and incorporates local, organic and healthy vegetables, lean meat, healthy grains and tasty sauces, so that you can still enjoy a great burger and continue to keep the pounds off.
The burger recipe below is something that you can make for guests or for yourself because minimal prep is required. All of the flavors work well together and keep you satisfied without that heavy feeling that you get from eating fast-food or from eating out. Give this burger a whirl at your next barbecue or Sunday Night Football game and guests will be impressed. Add a few sprinkles of SENSA and you will experience bliss on a bun.
Yeild: 4 Hamburgers
1 pound of lean ground beef(10%-15% fat), formed into 1/4LB(.25#) Patties
4 Whole Grain/Whole Wheat Burger Buns or rolls
1/4 Cup(2oz) Blue Cheese Crumbles(optional)
1 small package of pear/cherry tomatoes(4 tomatoes slices per burger)
1 package of mixed greens(organic preferred), Spicy Mix used for original
1/2 red onion, minced
1 avocado, sliced(optional)
Dijonaise( 1/3 cup Dijon Mustard or equivalent & 2/3 cup mayo, whisked together and refrigerated
Remolaude(1/3 cup Ketchup & 2/3 cup light mayo, 1 Tsp relish, 2 Tsp Apple cider vinegar whisked together and refrigerated.
1. Rinse ground beef and form into 1/4#(8oz) patties, season with salt and pepper, granulated garlic(optional)
2. Crumble blue cheese or purchase blue cheese crumbles
3. Prepare sauces(if desired) and set aside
4. Cut red onion, slice tomatoes and rinse greens and set aside
5. Cook burgers on the grill or on a grill plan, griddle or saute pan
6. Once burgers are cooked to desired doneness, top with blue cheese and cover so cheese can melt
7. Toast buns and place remoulade sauce on bottom, place dijonaise sauce on top portion and place burger patty on the bottom
8. Top burger patty(w/cheese) with tomatoes, lettuce and avocado(if desired)
9. Serve with a side of baked potato or veggie chips to complete the meal.
More recipes for the Sprinkle diet will be here before you know it. Eat and sprinkle SENSAbly
-The SENSAble chef