Beef Up!

Serving Size: 1 burger
Calories: 295
Fat: 6g
Sodium: 963mg
Carbs: 27g
Fiber: 5.5g
Sugars: 5.5g
Protein: 34.5g

PointsPlus® value 7*

HG Tip! Prepare several of the beef patties at once, and freeze the extras (individually wrapped in plastic). Each patty on its own has 155 calories, 5g fat, 251mg sodium, <0.5g carbs, 0g fiber, <0.5g sugars, and 25.5g protein (PointsPlus® value 4*). YES!

We love soy burgers, veggie patties, and portabella mushroom caps as burger swaps... but sometimes, you just want a hamburger made out of BEEF. For those days, we've got this recipe -- there's really no need to hit up that burger joint.

Ingredients:
One 100-calorie flat sandwich bun (like Arnold Select/Brownberry/Oroweat Sandwich Thins)
1/2 lettuce leaf
1 slice tomato
4 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)
1 tbsp. liquid egg whites (about half a large egg white)
Dash each salt and black pepper
Dash garlic powder
Dash onion powder
1 slice fat-free cheddar or American cheese
1 thin slice onion
3 hamburger dill pickle chips
Optional toppings: mustard, fat-free mayonnaise, ketchup

Directions:
Split bun into halves, and top the bottom half with lettuce and tomato.

In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix beef, egg whites, and seasonings. Evenly form into a patty about 4 inches wide.

Bring a grill pan (or skillet) sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook patty for 3 - 4 minutes per side, or until cooked to your preference.

Top patty with cheese and cook until melted, about 45 seconds.

Transfer cheese-topped patty to the bottom half of the bun. Top with onion and pickles, and place the top half of the bun over the stack!

MAKES 1 SERVING

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