Bacon Me Crazy!

Serving Size: 1 burger (entire recipe)
Calories: 316
Fat: 8.5g
Sodium: 869mg
Carbs: 25g
Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 4g
Protein: 37g

PointsPlus® value 8*

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!

Sometimes, a meatless burger patty just won't do the trick. BEEF RULES. Add some crispy bacon, melted cheese, and guilt-free stats, and what have you got? THIS RECIPE!

Ingredients:
One 100-calorie flat sandwich bun (like Arnold/Brownberry/Oroweat Sandwich Thins)

1/2 lettuce leaf
1 large tomato slice
1 slice center-cut bacon or turkey bacon
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

Optional toppings: mustard, ketchup, hamburger dill pickle chips

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

Cook bacon until crispy, either in a skillet over medium heat or on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave. (See package for cook time.)

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. Break bacon in half, and place over the patty. Finish it off with the top half of the bun!

MAKES 1 SERVING

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