Almost Fast Food Burger

By teddybearcub1960

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise

  • 1/2 teaspoon ketchup

  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard

  • 1/4 pound 96% lean ground beef

  • 1 slice (3/4 ounce) fat-free American Cheese (optional)

  • 1 whole-grain or whole-wheat hamburger bun

  • 1/4 cup chopped romaine lettuce leaves

  • 1 thin slice red onion

  • 3 dill pickle rounds

Directions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard. Stir to mix. Set aside. Shape the beef into a patty that is 1/2" wider than the bun.

  2. Preheat a medium nonstick skillet or grill rack on high heat. Place the patty on the pan or grill. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until desired doneness. (Do not smash the burger with the spatula.) About 30 seconds before the burger is cooked, top with the cheese, if desired. Place the bun halves, cut sides down, on the pan or grill. Cook for about 45 seconds or until toasted.

  3. Place the bun bottom on a serving plate. Top with the patty, lettuce, onion,and pickles. Spread the reserved sauce evenly over the inside of the bun top. Flip onto the burger. Serve immediately.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
1
281 calories
26 g protein
27 g carbohydrates
9 g fat (2 g saturated)
60 mg cholesterol
4 g fiber
736 mg sodium

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3 replies

JCB3
JCB3 2016-04-25 12:08:20 -0500 Report

A DEAL BREAKER FOR ME. I JUST CAN'T HANDLE THESE ITEMS:
-1-: "1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise"… NASTY STICKY GOO! NO WAY!
-2-: "1 slice (3/4 ounce) fat-free American Cheese" "AMERICAN CHEESE IS SO NASTY! LOW-FAT AMERICAN IS WORSE!

I substituted 3/4 TABLESPOON REAL MAYO AND 1 THINLY SLICED ROUND OF PROVOLONE CHEESE! NOW THE BURGER IS A GOOD ONE. The few added calories are NOT a deal breaker (calorie wise)… and the ADDED TASTE is killer!.

Bluebutterfly
Bluebutterfly 2008-10-25 04:56:20 -0500 Report

I like to fix hot dogs or hamburger for Friday Supper or just something easy. This fits the bill. With not all the calories of eatting out.This is a keeper for me.Thanks