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Basic Bold Burger

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(NC) - Lean Beef burgers deliver an excellent source of protein, zinc, vitamin B12 - not to mention flavour!

  • 1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Chuck*
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) HP Sauce, Original or Bold
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Lightly combine beef, bread crumbs, HP sauce, onion and egg.

Gently form into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties.

Grill over medium-high heat on lightly oiled grill for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until digital instant read thermometer inserted sideways into centre of each patty reads 160F (71C). Makes 4 patties.

Per pattie: 273 Calories, 25 g protein,16 g fat, 8 g carbohydrate

Good source of iron (21% DV) and excellent source of zinc (59% DV) and vitamin B12 (70% DV), 10% DV sodium.

*Other options: Extra Lean or Lean Ground Round, Sirloin or Lean/Extra Lean Ground Beef

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