Looking for a lighter way to enjoy your favorite burgers? Crunchy, Crisp, Romaine lettuce is a healthy and delicious compliment to hearty burgers.
- 1 1/4 lbs lean grass-fed ground beef
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 6 large Romaine lettuce leaves or hearts of Romaine leaves
- yellow mustard
- pickle slices
- Preheat outdoor grill to medium-high heat.
- In a large metal or glass mixing bowl combine beef and salt and gently mix, being careful not to over mix.
- Shape beef into 6 equal sized patties.
- Once grill is heated, grill patties for about 5 minutes per side or until their juices run clear.
- Wash lettuce leaves under cold water and pat dry with a clean cotton dish towel or paper towel. Tear larger leaves in half.
- Serve burgers hot, topped with a squirt of yellow mustard, one pickle slice and sandwiched between two good-sized pieces of lettuce.
- Notes: Grass-fed beef has less total fat, more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and more antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E than other types of beef. While you can opt to use conventional lean ground beef, grass-fed is preferable and tastes amazing. Be cautious of over-cooking grass-fed beef, which can make it tough. Since it is leaner, it often requires less cooking time.
- Tip: These burgers pair perfectly with my Sweet Potato Fries!
- calories: 135
- cholesterol: 61mg
- potassium: 20mg
- protein: 21.2g
- saturated fat: 2.5g
- sodium: 435mg
- total carbohydrates: 0.7g
- total fat: 5.4g
Disclaimer: Type2Diabetes.com cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.
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