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Hearty Backyard Burgers Recipe

Hearty Backyard Burgers Recipe

I like to toast rye rolls or whole wheat hamburger buns on the grill for a few minutes while the burgers finish cooking. Then I top the burgers with ketchup and pickle planks right before serving.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 6 rye rolls or whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 12 tomato slices

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  • 2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  • 3. Cover and grill over medium-high heat or broil 4 in. from the grill for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear.
  • 4. Serve on rolls with lettuce and tomato slices. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 307 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 686 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.