While cooking your Burgers on the Grill, be sure to flip them frequently. By turning burgers once a minute and cooking them over a low heat you reduce HCAs and kill potentially deadly E. Coli bacteria. In addition, use a meat thermometer to make sure the meat reaches 160 degrees. This is the temperature needed to deactivate E. coli. The appearance of the meat being brown does not mean it is thoroughly cooked.
Combine the first five ingredients in a medium bowl; mix well. Shape into six patties.
Grill over medium coals for four to five minutes per side or until no longer pink inside.
Serve on buns.
Recipe makes 6 servings.
Bonus: Quickie Turkey Burgers
Mix 12 ounces ground turkey with 1/2 packet onion soup mix and form into patties. Grill or pan-fry and serve the burgers in a toasted bun. Top them with lettuce, tomatoes, low-fat mayonnaise and mustard. Serve with O-Brian potatoes (frozen).
Healthy Toppings for Your Burgers
Onions (good for digestion!), tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, pineapple, avocados, organic cheese slices, goat cheese, your favorite salsa (very low in calories), and/or uncured bacon. Uncured bacon is a healthier option than the regular kind, because cured meats increase risk for cancer.
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