Ultimate Burger

Makes: 4 servings, Prep: 5 mins, Cook: 11 mins

INGREDIENTS:
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
Lettuce leaves

*You can always add ALL the ingredients (substitutes) for additional vitamin  intake

DIRECTIONS:
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!

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