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Hungry Girl Today: 3.13.12
CHEW THE RIGHT THING
HG's Chief of Beef Cheeseburger
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.
One 100-calorie flat sandwich bun (like Arnold Select/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
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
Serving Size: 1 burger