Low Carbohydrate Diet
You use ground sirloin for your pattie in this Mediterranean Burger. Add green olives, tomato slice, goat cheese and a bit of chopped onions.
Ground sirloin is meat coming exclusively from the sirloin sub primal section of beef which has been ground. Sirloin is a better tasting and leaner form of beef than ground hamburger.
1/4 pound ground sirloin patty, frozen
3 green olives, sliced
1 tomato slice
1 tablespoon goat cheese
1 teaspoon chopped onions
Fry the sirloin hamburger patty in a skillet over medium heat (no need to thaw the sirloin).
When the sirloin patty is almost done, top with the goat cheese (or cheese of choice) and a sprinkling of onions.
Remove the sirloin patty to a plate.
Top with tomato slice and green olives, if desired.
Yield: 1 Serving
Bonus: Bacon Stuffed Burgers
4 slices bacon
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 can mushroom pieces, drained and finely chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound bulk pork sausage
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoon steak sauce
Cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings. Saute onion in drippings until tender. Crumble bacon and add with mushrooms to skillet and set aside.
Meanwhile, combine beef, pork, cheese, pepper, garlic powder and steak sauce in a large bowl. Shape into 16 patties. Divide bacon mixture and place over eight of the patties. Place remaining patties on top and press edges tightly to seal. Grill over medium coals until well done (pork sausage in burgers requires thorough cooking). Serve on buns, with lettuce if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Per Serving: 177 Calories; 17 g Protein; 10 g Total Fat; 3 g Carbs; 1 g Fiber; 52 mg Calcium; 2 mg Iron; 202 mg Sodium; 51 mg Cholesterol
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