Grilled burgers are a year-round dinner staple at our house. Find out how to give your favorite burgers a healthy upgrade from the new Transamerica Center for Health Studies® (TCHS) cookbook!
We have burgers for dinner at least once a week, sometimes two or three times. I love them and especially hot off the grill. The weather has still been in the upper nineties here in Oklahoma so we’ve been grilling often. My folks recently came over and we grilled up delicious salmon and burgers for our dinner.
For burgers, lean ground beef is healthier and as long as you don’t overcook the patties, they will be plenty juicy and so delicious. I also love using whole wheat buns and lots of fresh tomatoes and lettuce for toppings.
Plus, I sliced onions thinly and caramelized them in a dry skillet. It worked just as well as when I drown them in butter, so I will definitely be doing that more as a healthier alternative.
Since we raise our own beef, we typically have a freezer full of ground beef that our local processor packages in two- pound frozen rolls since we have a big family. If you have the opportunity to get locally raised beef, I encourage you to do so. I’m a huge proponent of knowing where your food comes from and staying informed about food processing and preparation.
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 4 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons Mrs. Dash No Salt Seasoning (or fresh ground pepper)
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 large onion, sliced thinly
- 4 whole wheat hamburger buns
- Romaine lettuce, tomatoes for topping
- Add ground beef to a medium- size bowl. Add worcestershire sauce, Mrs. Dash and salt. Mix until well combined.
- Form into 4 patties.
- Add onion to a dry, non- stick skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring often until caramelized. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Preheat grill or grill pan.
- Add burgers to the grill over medium-high heat. Grill hamburgers 5-10 minutes on one side (5 minutes for rare, 10 minutes for well-done)
- Remove burgers and cover with foil.
- Toast burger buns, cut side down, on grill for ~2 minutes. Remove
- buns from grill. Place burgers on buns and top with onion, lettuce, and
- tomato if using.
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This post is sponsored by Transamerica Center for Health Studies®. All opinions expressed are my own.