Bacon Me Crazy!
Serving Size: 1 burger (entire recipe)
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!
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
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