Lean Burger Recipes for Flavor and Nutrition
August 5, 2022

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Lean burger recipes just don’t get enough credit.  Grilling throughout the summertime has so much tradition and flavor behind it, that the thought of altering anything in favor of nutrition seems difficult for many to accept and downright blasphemous to others. The truth is that many dishes don’t need to be altered at all to offer you options on the lighter side.

Lean Burger Recipes Sacrifice Nothing

With all the various “diet” and “low-cal” foods marketed by large corporations, we’ve come to expect less in terms of flavor and satisfaction from anything labeled as being on the leaner side. The fact is though, that when it comes to lean burger recipes, nothing needs to be sacrificed to enjoy them.

The following list of lean burger recipes doesn’t take anything away from flavor or satisfaction. They just happen to be some of the options that already offer you the opportunity to enjoy your meal with fewer calories and overall fats at the same time.  Have a look at what they have to offer and skip out on things like filler while you load up on delicious flavors and enjoy the rest of the grilling season to its absolute best.

Lean Burger Recipes Light on Everything but Taste and Enjoyment

The following are some absolutely delicious lean burger recipes that all ring in at under 350 calories without sacrificing a single part of the enjoyment. They are all made of a lean ground beef patty (93/7) and don’t contain any filler. That’s right, you get straight up beef patties in this dish. See? We told you that you wouldn’t need to sacrifice anything to enjoy these lighter grilling options! And since they’re quite simple, you won’t even need any extra time or effort to make them!

Classic Backyard Barbecue Burger

  • ¼ pound of raw ground beef, 93/7
  • 1 small burger bun
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 3 to 4 thick onion slices (cut into ringed patties)
  • Lettuce, desired amount
  • Tomato, sliced, desired amount

Grill the burger patty and the onions until they reach their desired doneness. Toast the bun, then add the cooked patty, onion, barbecue sauce, lettuce and tomato. Serve.

Hawaiian Burger

  • ¼ pound of raw ground beef, 93/7
  • 2 pineapple rings
  • 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
  • 1 small burger bun

Grill burger patty and pineapple rings until desired doneness. Brush teriyaki sauce on grilled burger and pineapple. Toast bun and top with burger and pineapple. Serve.

TexMex Burger

  • ¼ pound of raw ground beef, 93/7
  • 1 small burger bun
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons enchilada sauce
  • 1 thin slice cheddar cheese

Grill burger patty until desired doneness. Toast bun. Top bun with patty, enchilada sauce and cheese.  Serve.

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