March 2013

Grilled Southwestern Burgers with Onion Rings

Summer barbecues are a perfect time to try this healthier version of a traditional burger with “onion rings” – so good you won’t miss the hamburgers of old, and a nice choice if you are following CMWL modified plan.

Servings: 4
Estimated Total Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Calories per Serving: 541
Total Protein per Serving: 41 grams
Total Carbs per Serving: 55 grams
Total Fat per Serving: 17 grams
Saturated Fat per Serving: 5 grams
Total Fiber per Serving: 4 grams

Ingredients
1 lbs 95% lean ground beef, preferably grass-fed
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 tsp seasoning salt
1 tsp hot sauce
1 cup onions, sliced
1 tsp black pepper
1 cup barbecue sauce
4 whole-grain hamburger rolls (approx 1.5 oz each)
1 cup store-bought coleslaw

Preparation
Preheat grill. Combine beef, jalapeno, salt, and hot sauce. Once mixed, form four patties and place on grill. Cook to desired temperature, flipping only once.

While burgers are grilling, preheat saucepan on medium. Coat with cooking spray, and add onions and pepper. Cook until onions begin to brown, and add barbecue sauce. Reduce heat to low.

Split rolls and arrange each on a plate. Place beef patty on bottom of each bun. Top with barbecue onion mixture and cup coleslaw. Place top of bun on each and enjoy.

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