Makes: 4 servings, Prep: 5 mins, Cook: 11 mins
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 large clove garlic, minced
Olive oil for grilling
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
1 cheese slice or substitute a tomato
1 small red bell pepper, sliced or substitute 1 small red onion
*You can always add ALL the ingredients (substitutes) for additional vitamin intake
1. In a large bowl, mix together the beef, lemon zest, salt, black pepper and garlic. Divide meat into four equal pieces and gently form into 1/2-inch-thick patties.
2. Heat the grill to medium high and brush the grate generously with oil. Transfer burgers to grill. Close the cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes a side for medium rare. Remove from grill and rest 5 minutes.
3. Arrange burgers on the buns and top with cheese, peppers and lettuce….or whatever healthy toppings you desire!
Tip of the day
Cook more often! If you don’t usually cook, start gradually. Make it a goal to cook once a week and work up to cooking more often.