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Grilled Beef Burgers

 Grilled Beef Burgers
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
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef
  • over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight patties.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 burger) equals 351 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 530 mg sodium,

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Grilled Beef Burgers (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.