Low carb and loving it summer burger recipe

  • April 16, 2017

It’s close to summer and folks will begin breaking out their grills from the garage.  If you’re trying to manage your weight summer can be frustrating too due to the difficult food choices before you.

 

Well this great recipe from Men’s Fitness adds a protein punch to your summer meals.  Filling, packed with protein and great flavor

 

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Cooking tip: To keep your burgers from becoming hockey pucks, push a dimple in the middle before cooking. For optimal juiciness, cook to medium-rare (130°F on a thermometer).

Nutrition info per serving: 427 calories, 28g fat, 5g carbs, 39g protein

MAKES 4 SERVINGS
Ingredients
20 oz lean ground beef
1 tsp chopped onion
1 tsp chopped red bell pepper
1 tsp chopped green bell pepper
1⁄2 tsp chopped parsley
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper (for patties)
6 asparagus stalks
2 portobello mushrooms
1 yellow squash, sliced
1⁄4 cup olive oil
1⁄4 cup balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper (for veggies)
How to make it

Prepare half of a charcoal grill for direct high heat or turn on one side of a gas grill to high.

Mix all burger ingredients (lean ground beef, onion, red and green bell pepper, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper) in a bowl, then wet your hands with cold water and shape meat mixture into 4 patties.

For the vegetables, place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

When grill is ready, brush grate with oil and place burgers on the grill over direct heat, cooking for 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare.

Remove vegetables from  marinade and place on the grill to the side of the burgers. Brush vegetables with marinade as they cook.

Remove when tender and slightly charred all over and serve with burgers.



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