Here are a few ways to serve a heart healthy hamburger that more than make up for the lack of fat and sodium with creative toppings and flavorful ingredients. Feel free to add your favorite vegetables as toppings, but reconsider adding fatty toppings, such as full-fat cheese, dressings or mayo. Those ingredients could wreck a heart healthy meal.
1/2 lb ground lean turkey
1/2 lb pound 90/10 ground beef
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Using a mix of lean beef and turkey makes a delicious burger lower in cholesterol and fat than a traditional burger, but it maintains a great flavor.
Mix turkey and beef together in a large bowl. Season with freshly ground pepper. Make into 4 burger patties. Grill over medium fire until cooked through. Serves 4
Crispy Garden Burger
4 heart healthy hamburger patties (see recipe)
4 whole wheat hamburger buns
4 tsp mustard
4 lettuce leaves
4 slices tomato
4 thin slices red onion
1/2 small cucumber, sliced small
Spread 1 teaspoon mustard on the top of each bun. Top with patties, then add lettuce, tomato, onion and cucumber on the top of the patty.
Nutrition Info Served Together: Cals 337, Total Fat 13g, Sat Fat 4.6g, Chol 82mg, Sodium 378mg, Fiber 8g, Carbs 28g, Pro 33g