Thursday, September 19, 2013

Healthy Burgers

Everyone loves hamburger! The only thing that matters when eating a hamburger is the amount of trans fat and carbohydrates we take- in, especially food coming from fast food restaurants. Some of us have switched sides to a healthier diet. In my family, my husband used to indulge with hamburgers. But he grew big and now, as much as possible we try our best to avoid not only burgers from fast food chains, but anything that's already processed. But in reality, there will always be room for processed ingredients. Let's face it, no one's perfect, as "humans", we still crave even just a little for delicious food like hamburgers. In that case, as the head of our kitchen, I try to look for products with less harmful ingredients. If I can make one from scratch, I try...

My healthy hamburgers are made from natural choices. The only processed ingredients in this recipe is the mayo- lite and the cheese.

Ingredients: Hamburger Patties
Makes: 6 palm- sized patties
  • 1/2 k fresh lean ground beef 
  • 2 medium red onions ( minced)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • a dash of salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
 *The  meat I used is freshly ground beef. I get to choose the lean part then have it ground.
  • In a bowl, mix all ingredients evenly. Set aside.
  • In a frying pan,  heat olive oil and fry patties until golden brown.
  • Or grill the patties.

Ingredients: Sandwich
  • 6 pcs. Hamburger Buns (wheat is preferred)
  • 6 pcs. cheese (singles)
  • 1 medium cucumber (sliced)
  • 1 big salad tomato (sliced)
  • 1 white onion (sliced)
  • 6 pcs. lettuce
  • a small pack of mayo lite or any dressing you like

  • Toast hamburger buns. Set aside.
  • Put dressing over one side of the bun, then make your own sandwich (according to your preference).
I like mine with:
Dressing
Lettuce
Beef Patty
Cheese
TCO - tomato, cucumber, onion

One can still enjoy a delightful hamburger without the hassle thinking that's it's unhealthy or it can make you fat. Remember, too much of "everything or anything" is bad. Not only burgers. Give yourself a break try this simple and healthy burger recipe. Just substitute the ingredients you think will not work for you with something healthier. Enjoy!

 I paired my burgers with some homemade potato mojos, mustard and catsup on the side as well.



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