Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday Munchies - Healthy Horseradish Hamburgers

Grilling season is definitely here! Last week our neighbors to the right and left and behind us were all grilling making the neighborhood smell WONDERFUL!!!  As summer approaches and we enjoy the warmer weather, blooming trees, and everything great that comes with spring, we also know that the ever dreaded bathing suit season is right around the corner as well.  This is a great recipe in which fewer calories does not mean less flavor, in fact, I prefer these over a regular ground beef burger.  I'm not a huge fan of horseradish, I don't like the way it overpowers other flavors, but in these burgers it adds just the right amount of flavor and kick without being too spicy!  These burgers are also great all year long, whether you cook them on the grill or in a skillet.

Horseradish Hamburgers
1 lb. lean ground beef
2 scallions, finely chopped
1/4 c. finely shredded carrot
1 T. prepared horseradish
1/2 t. salt

Stir the beef, scallions, carrot, horseradish and salt together in a medium bowl until well mixed.  Form into 4-6 patties.  Note:  They are a bit more crumbly than regular burgers, but just keep squishing them together, they stick enough that transferring/grilling/eating them is not a problem!

Spray a non-stick rigid grill pan w/non-stick cooking spray and set over medium high heat.  Add the patties and cook until an instant read thermometer inserted into the side of a burger registers 160 degrees (for a well done burger - about 4-5 minutes per side).  Or, throw them on a grill instead!  Also, grill your me, just do it.

If you make 6 burgers, each burger has 205 calories and 5 weight watchers points (not sure about points plus)

Source: Weight Watchers Comfort Classics Cookbook

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