Thursday, February 25, 2010

Recipe of the week #11

I'm behind on my recipe posting! I made this tonight for my was yummy. I'm still not eating bread, and it was just as good without it!

Biggest Loser Pizza Burgers


1 lb. 96% lean ground beef
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 to 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
1/4 tsp. salt
3 oz. thinly sliced, low-fat mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup low-fat, low-sodium, low-sugar marinara sauce
4 whole grain or whole wheat hamburger buns


Preheat a grill to high heat. In a large bowl, mix the beef, oregano, garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt until well combined. Divide the mixture into fourths and shape each into a ball, packing them tightly. Press each into a patty about half an inch larger than the buns. Grill them about 2 minutes per side, for medium rare, or until desired doneness is reached. About 1 minute before they’re cooked, add the cheese slices to the tops of the patties evenly to melt them. Meanwhile, spoon the sauce into a medium microwave-safe bowl. Heat it on low until hot, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Toast the bun halves, with the cut sides down, on an upper grill rack or away from direct flame, approximately 20 seconds. Place each bun bottom on a serving plate, toasted side up. Put each burger patty, cheese side up, on top of the bun bottoms. Add 2 tablespoons of sauce to each, then add the bun tops. Makes 4 burgers.


Anonymous said...

HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!No chicken........You can make these when you come home for Easter...... Yummy Love you, G-Ma

Anonymous said...

Say I really like the count-down clock....Great idea!!!!!!G,Ma