Time Saving Tip:
Begin oven-fried potatoes before preparing burgers.
Ingredients and Preparation
90% lean ground beef
Ground black pepper
Whole wheat hamburger buns
Romaine lettuce leaves
Small tomato, thinly sliced
Red onion, thinly sliced
Prepare an outdoor or indoor grill.
Add salt and pepper to meat and form into 2 (approximately ½-inch thick) patties with your hands.
Grill burgers for 6-8 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Warm or grill the bun if desired.
Place burgers on buns and distribute the toppings.
Exchanges 3 lean meats; 2 starches; 1 vegetable
Side Suggestions: Oven Fried Potatoes Preheat oven to 425˚F. Wash and scrub 2 medium-sized Yukon gold potatoes. Leave the peel on and slice lengthwise into ¼-inch strips. In a large bowl, toss with 2 teaspoons olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste. Place on a nonstick baking pan or sheet and bake for about 30-35 minutes, until golden. Turn potatoes around with a spatula a couple of times during cooking for even browning. Nutrition Info (for ½ of recipe): 189 calories; 33 g carbohydrate; 4 g protein; 5 g fat (1 g sat); 5 g fiber; 594 mg sodium. Exchanges: 2 starches; 1 fat.
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