Healthy Mini Cheeseburger Bites
I know it may seem un-American of me…but I have never had a cheeseburger! No lie, even as a child, I never had the desire to try one! I was thinking of what to make for dinner last night and had all the fixings for burgers…so I thought I would give it a go! I do not recommend just any burger/cheeseburger because of the high fat and calories, but if you use extra lean ground beef and low fat ingredients, you are free to enjoy without guilt! I not only made these cheeseburgers low fat, but low carb as well! Sprouted 100% Whole Grain Ezekiel Bread is Low Glycemic Bread that I highly suggest adding to your Grocery List.
These healthy cheeseburgers only required 20 minutes to make, did not require a grill for cooking, are low fat and low carb, and taste delicious!
Main Hamburger Ingredients
1 lb extra lean ground beef 96% / 4%
1 3/4 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
3/4 tsp red pepper flakes more to taste
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 spray Cooking spray
1-2 small Roma Tomatoes sliced
6 small pieces of lettuce
1/4 medium onion sliced
3 tbsp ketchup more or less to taste
2 tbsp mustard more or less to taste
4 slices Ezekiel Bread Sprouted 100% Multi-Grain
6 slices low fat cheese 2% or fat free American
Gather all ingredients, a large pan, a medium bowl, a knife, and a cutting board.
Put the extra lean ground beef into a medium bowl along with the other "Main Hamburger" Ingredients. Mix the ground beef and spices well with your hands to ensure all spices are blended throughout the extra lean ground beef.
Spray a large pan with cooking spray and form 6 mini hamburger patties with your hands. Try to make these the same size if at all possible. Place into the pan and cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until the bottom is brown. Flip the healthy hamburger patties once the bottom is brown.
Cook for about 2-3 minutes, and then add the cheese on the top of each hamburger. Make sure to use a lower fat cheese!
Cook another 3-6 minutes on medium heat...to your desired level. Obviously, the more well done you would like your cheeseburger, the longer you will need to cook it.
While the cheeseburgers are cooking, clean and cut your toppings for your healthy mini cheeseburger bites. I used Roma tomatoes, lettuce, onion, ketchup, and mustard.
I wanted to steer clear of the fat as well as the carbs...so I used Sprouted 100% multi-grain Ezekiel Bread. I put 4 slices of bread into the toaster, removed from the toaster, and then cut each slice of bread into 4 equal pieces. I used these mini slices of bread as the "bun" of the healthy mini cheeseburger bites.
•Place one mini piece of bread on a plate, then a healthy mini cheeseburger bites, then your topping (I put onion, then tomato, then lettuce, then ketchup and mustard), then the top mini slice of bread. I place a toothpick down the center to hold everything together....until just before eating. ENJOY!