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Thursday, September 19, 2013


By mixing equal portions of lean ground beef and ground turkey, the amount of fat in these tasty burgers drops significantly and can be included in a heart healthy diet.

Heart Smart Burgers

                                                                       ½  lb. ground round beef
                                                                       ½  lb. ground turkey breast

¼  c. diced green onions
                                                ¼  c. diced green pepper, seeded
¼  tsp. Mrs. Dash seasoning
2 egg whites, beaten
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. prepared mustard
8 onion slices
4 tomato slices
1 c. alfalfa sprouts
4 whole wheat hamburger buns

Preheat grill.  Mix the meats in a large bowl and add the onion, pepper, seasoning, egg whites, Worcestershire sauce and mustard.  Mix thoroughly.  Divide the mixture into 4 portions and form into patties.  Cook patties over the grill at least 8-10 minutes until well done (turkey needs to be cooked thoroughly).  Flip only once when the juice emerges from the upper side of the burger. 

Serve on whole wheat buns with onion, tomato and alfalfa sprouts.

Nutrition Information: per burger
Calories 273, Total fat 11 g, Saturated  fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 42 g, Sodium 365 mg, Carbohydrate 24 g, Fiber 1.5 g, Sugar 4 g, Protein 19 g  

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