Basic Bold Burger
Contributed by: News Canada
(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 160°F (71°C). 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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