Healthy Mouth-Watering Burger Recipes
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Mouth-watering juicy burger, flame-grilled your way, seasoned to perfection, freshly cut crisp toppings, bursting with flavor, sink your teeth into summer….says the deep masculine voice as shooting red charcoal flames lick the surface of a sweating grill ready to broil up the answer to every carnivorous prayer you’ve ever had…

Too bad that soggy fast food hamburger never quite manages to meet those built-up ad-spectations. You can choose to eat that defrosted solidified meat-pulp patty with its painted-on grill marks topped with propylene-glycol dusted lettuce and tomato all squished between two oil-shellacked buns. The artificially sweetened food-dyed burger sauce will drown out the tasteless disappointment it represents anyway, and all it cost you was a couple of extra bucks…plus a couple hundred extra greasy calories that will soon be making a new cozy nest in your gut…

Or. You can keep those extra bucks in your pants and those extra pounds out of your pants.

Make yourself a real mouth-watering juicy burger that you’ve flame-grilled your way, seasoned to perfection and topped with your choice of crisp toppings instead. Use healthy, natural and fresh ingredients that deliver a whopping load of flavor for far less calories and fat, while steering completely clear of all those harmful fast food additives, sweeteners and preservatives that will quickly turn your beach body dreams into a beach blubbery reality.

Top your burger with one of these finger-lickin’ Healthy Home-Made BBQ Sauces.

5 Healthy Out-Of-This-World Burgers Recipes

 

Cajun Spiced Beef Burgers

1 lb extra-lean ground beef

1 small onion, minced

½ cup green onion, diced

½ cup carrot, grated

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

½ tsp cayenne pepper

½ tsp dried thyme leaves

½ tsp dried oregano leaves

½ tsp onion powder

Preheat a grill or a large skillet on medium-high heat. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place all ingredients in a very large mixing bowl. Stir, fold and combine all ingredients well, until evenly blended.

With clean hands, form the mixture into small balls and place them on the baking sheet. Flatten them with the back of a spoon so that they are about ½” thick.

Use a spatula to transfer the meat patties to a heated greased grill or skillet, and cook until each side is well browned, about 5 minutes per side. Make sure the meat is cooked through.

Remove cooked burgers onto a plate and serve with your favorite healthy toppings, such as sides of crisp greens, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, guacamole, salsa, etc.

Makes about 10 burgers.

Nutrition Facts per Serving: 63 calories/1g saturated fat/0g unsaturated fat/2g carbs/1g dietary fiber/10g protein

 

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Low-Fat Falafel Burgers

Find the delicious recipe here.

 

Low-Carb Turkey Zucchini Burgers

1 lb lean (93%) ground turkey

5 ounces grated zucchini

2 green onions, chopped

1 clove garlic, pressed

1 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp paprika

½ tsp ground coriander

½ tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Wrap up all of the grated zucchini with a strong piece of paper towel or cheese cloth and squeeze out all as much of the moisture as you can.

Then, in a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.

Heat and grease a grill or skillet to medium-high heat. With clean hands, form the mixture into 10 patties and cook each side until well browned, about 4 to 5 minutes per side, until cooked through.

Remove cooked burgers onto a plate and serve with your favorite healthy toppings, such as sides of crisp greens, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, guacamole, salsa, etc.

Makes about 10 burgers.

Nutrition Facts per Serving: 62 calories/1g saturated fat/0g unsaturated fat/1g carbs/0g dietary fiber/9g protein

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Flame-Licked Fiber-Boosted Beef Burgers

Find the delicious recipe here.

 

 

“Beefy” Black Bean Burgers

1 ½ cups black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup raw almonds

1 cup brown rice, cooked

½ tbsp olive oil or grapeseed oil

4 green onions, chopped

3 cloves garlic, pressed

1 Tbsp chipotle powder or chili powder

1 Tbsp smoked paprika

1 Tbsp ground cumin

5 prunes, soaked for three hours (or overnight) and drained

1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

1/3 cup panko bread crumbs or ground flax seeds

3 Tbsp tomato paste or healthy BBQ sauce

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, toast the almonds for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until fragrant and golden brown. Then remove the almonds onto a plate to cool.

On the same hot skillet, heat up some oil. Saute the onions with some salt and pepper, until the onion is soft and translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes. Then remove the skillet from the heat and set aside to allow the onions to cool.

Meanwhile, place the cooled almonds, chipotle powder, paprika and cumin into a powerful food processor and blend into a fine meal. Add in the soaked and drained prunes and continue to blend the mixture into a paste.

In a large mixing bowl, pour in the drained black beans and mash well with a fork, leaving a few beans unmashed. Add in the spiced nut and prune paste, the cooked brown rice, the sautéed onions, the panko bread crumbs and the tomato paste. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are combined well and the mixture turns into a firm, sticky dough.

Heat up and grease a grill, or heat and oil the skillet again. Using clean hands, form 10 small patties and cook until each side is well browned, about 3 to 4 minutes each side. Flip gently and carefully (vegan burgers are not as firm as beef burgers).

Remove cooked burgers onto a plate and serve with your favorite healthy toppings, such as sides of crisp greens, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, guacamole, salsa, etc.

Makes about 10 burgers.

Nutrition Facts per Serving: 176 calories/0.5g saturated fat/6.15g unsaturated fat/26.1g carbs/4g dietary fiber/6.8g protein

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