Grilled Beef Burgers Recipe
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Grilled Beef Burgers Recipe

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I rely on a few common ingredients to put a new twist on a backyard barbecue staple. To make handling the patties even easier, let them firm up in the freezer a bit before grilling. —Lynda Ferguson of Sarnia, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 8 multigrain hamburger buns, split
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 8 tomato slices

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 burger) equals 351 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 530 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight patties.
  2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Beef Burgers in Light & Tasty August/September 2001, p37

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"I didn't have hamburger so used ground turkey instead. The meat mixture was too loose to make on a grill so I made them in a grill pan on top of the stove. They turned out okay. I didn't really care for the flavor. I might try this again and use hamburger to see if they come out differently but with all of the other recipes out there for burgers, I probably won't make it again."

Reviewed May. 26, 2010

"The flavor is excellent, the meat tender, melts in your mouth. Will make this recipe over and over again."

Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"I followed this to a tee. The burgers stuck to the grill and came off in chunks. They didn't taste like a hamburger at all and had a weird consistency. They were edible but thats about it."

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2008

"Is there any way to loose some of the fat and calories?"

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