We’re right in the midst of the barbecue season. There’s nothing more that I love in the summer than barbecued meat. There are some good and healthy meats you can throw on the grill and there are many unhealthy choices. I went to local grocery store to get some healthy burgers. My decision was based strictly on the nutritional content. Good ratio of proteins to fats to carbs. Brought it home and threw on the bbq. As the burger was about to finish, I noticed something oozing out of it, again (I noticed this before in other store-bought burgers). Since I’ve been eating a lot of healthy homemade meals lately, I was dissgusted by what I saw on my grill. So whatever the ooze was, whatever the manufacturers load up their burgers with couldn’t be good. It didn’t look natural and made my stomach churn.
I decided I make my own healthy homemade burgers. With less than 5 minute of prep time I made some delicious and healthy beef burgers. This type of nutritional content can’t be beat by boxed burgers.
1 Homemade Beef Burger Patty (5 oz): Calories 256, Fat 12g, Carbs 11g, Protein 24g
Homemade Beef Burger Ingredients:
- 1 lb of extra lean ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1/2 small onion, diced
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 oz breadcrumbs
- 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tbsp Diana Gourmet BBQ Sauce (optional)
Put it all into one bowl, mix it up and make it into 4 patties.
Grilling the burgers doesn’t take long, but make sure you flip them regularly and cook them thouroughly, especially if your patties are as thick as I like to make them.
Lastly, don’t add extra calories. Don’t put on ketchups, mayos and sauces. But if you really want to, just lightly brush some Diana Sauce on your burger. If you add tomatoes, pickels and lettuce, your burger will be juicy and delicious. For buns, choose a healthy variety like 100% whole wheat or multi-grain. A complete meal with a side salad is under 500 calories.