Let’s face it, we are not going to give up our burgers. They are THE American Classic. They are better than baseball and apple pie. They are one of those deliciously consistent meals that you just know you will enjoy. If you want a burger…nothing else will really do. However, if the world wants to get serious about the whole health situation, we need to modify some of our favorites to make them healthy.
Luckily, there are a ton of ways to make burgers that taste great and satisfy cravings without padding some extra buns on your buns. You can use leaner meats like turkey or buffalo to make your burgers, but if only a classic juicy, beefy burger will do…cut the carbs by making a Naked Burger!
- 1 lb Lean Black Angus Ground Beef
- Salt, Pepper to Taste
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 head Boston Lettuce
- 12 GrapeTomatoes, halved
- 1/2 Yellow Onion, sliced
- 1 Avocado, sliced
- 4 Slices Pepper Jack, Cheddar or Swiss Cheese
- Favorite Condiments
Season Ground Beef with Salt, Pepper and Worcestershire Sauce. Mix evenly and divide into four patties (or just get pre-made patties and add seasoning if you don’t feel like making them).
Grill over medium high heat for about 5 minutes per side (or until desired “doneness”). If you don’t have a grill, you can pan sear over medium heat for 5 minutes per side or broil (high) for 8-10 minutes, flipping once. Top with Cheese as soon as you remove burgers from heat.
While burgers are cooking, season onions and tomatoes with salt and pepper. Saute until soft and slightly charred.
Wash and dry Lettuce and be careful to leave the lettuce leaves whole. Arrange burger and toppings on lettuce. Fold lettuce into a “pocket” and enjoy!