Nutrition Fact: May is National Hamburger Month, and great news…hamburgers can be part of a healthy diet. When shopping for ground beef, be sure to choose at least 93% lean ground beef to limit saturated fat intake. Lean, red meat is an excellent source of iron and B vitamins, which assist in cellular metabolism and energy production. Lean, red meat is also a great source of protein (4oz provides 24g protein), which helps with lean muscle development and satiety.
2 lbs 93% ground beef
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tsp sriracha sauce
8 slices fresh pineapple
8 whole wheat sandwich thins (ex. Arnolds)
8 lettuce leaves
For the pineapple teriyaki sauce:
1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup pineapple juice
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger, very fine
1 small garlic clove, minced
- 1. Gently combine the ground beef with grated carrots, scallions, ginger, soy sauce and sriracha sauce. Form into 8 equal sized patties, try not to overwork the meat so it doesn’t get tough.
- 2. Mix soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, grated ginger and garlic in small saucepan over medium-low heat; bring to a boil and simmer until sauce reduces, about 15 to 18 minutes. Add cornstarch water mixture and simmer until thick, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- 3. Heat the grill. When hot spray with oil. Place the patties on the grill and cook on high heat for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until burgers are cooked to your liking. While the burgers are cooking, grill the pineapple slices for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
- 4. To serve, place a piece of lettuce on the bottom of each sandwich thin. Top with the cooked burger and 1 tbsp of teriyaki sauce, then top with grilled pineapple.
Nutrition Information per 1 Burger
Calories: 330cal, Fat: 10g, Protein: 29g, Carbohydrates: 37g, Sodium: 584mg, Fiber: 6g
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