The Better Burger

The Better Burger

  • 1 lb lean ground beef or turkey

  • 2t diced green onions (green & light green portion)

  • 1t Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4t cayenne pepper

  • 1/2t sea salt

  • 1t red pepper flakes

  • 2 cloves of garlic, pressed

  • 8 romaine lettuce leaves

  1. In a medium bowl combine all ingredients except lettuce leaves.

  2. Form into 4 patties.

  3. Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium heat. Place burgers in pan and let burgers cook 3-4 mins per side.

  4. Remove from skillet and allow burgers to rest for 5 mins to let all the flavorful juices absorb back into the meat.

  5. Use 2 Romaine leaves, folded in half as a bun. Top with any additional toppings you desire.

This is a great low carb, flavorful meal!

Makes 4 burgers. Nutrition per burger: Calories: 184 Fat: 8.25g Carbs: 2g Protein: 24g

Tips for a more robust burger:

  • Allow meat to sit at room temperature before cooking (approx 30-40min)

  • Do not overwork the meat. Form patties gently and carefully. The more you pound and flatten the burger, the tougher it will be.

  • Avoid using your spatula to “flatten” the burger in the skillet. Doing this forces out all of those delicious juices and flavors.

  • Flip burgers once. This “once and done” method creates a more tender burger.