4 Burgers With A Twist

Who says a great burger needs to have a hunk of medium-rare red meat on it? Spread out and try these 4 savory takes on the all-time grill favorite!

Everyone loves a savory burger hot off the grill—and I mean everyone. From diehard carnivores to dyed-in-the-wool vegetarians, few among us can resist the appeal of biting into that perfect stack of bun, sauce, a hot patty, and crispy, cold toppings. The combinations among these items are endless, and, as many restaurants have discovered in recent years, the old charbroiled chuck topped with cheddar is only the beginning of the fun.

Even if you're the type who wouldn't dream of giving up your beef, you should allow yourself a little dalliance with the new generation of visionary burgers. They pack the same protein wallop as old-school burgers, but with far less saturated fats and some undeniably great flavor. Make room on the barbecue for these four new takes on an old classic, and share your alterna-burger secrets in the comments!

1
Chicken Burger Topped With Feta,
Roasted Red Bell Pepper & Arugula

Chicken is a great source of lean, high-quality protein. Add in roasted red pepper, feta cheese, and arugula, and you've got a meal that's not only high in protein, potassium, and antioxidants, but also offers a mouthful of savory Mediterranean flavors.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Heat grill.
  2. In a bowl, mix 1 lb. ground chicken with feta cheese, chopped basil, roasted bell pepper, salt and pepper.
  3. Form 4 small burgers, approximately 4 oz. apiece.
  4. Cook thoroughly on grill, about 10 minutes each side.
  5. Place on sandwich thins and top with sliced tomato, feta, roasted red bell pepper, and arugula.

Chicken Burger Topped With Feta, Roasted Red Bell Pepper & Arugula PDF (104 KB)

Nutrition Facts
  Recipe yields 4
Amount per serving
Calories 212
Total Fat4.8 g
Total Carbs7.8 g
Protein25.6 g

2
Salmon Burger With Sautéed Onions & Yogurt Dill Sauce

Pack in the omega-3 fatty acids with this tangy, flavorful fish dish! Not only is salmon low in fat and calories, but one 4 oz. serving has 24 grams of protein. Top with sautéed onions and yogurt dill sauce for that perfect hot-cold combination!

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Heat grill.
  2. Sprinkle salmon with mesquite seasoning.
  3. Grill fish to desired temperature (8-12 minutes).
  4. In a small bowl, mix together Greek yogurt and dill.
  5. Sauté red onion in small sauté pan until caramelized.
  6. Spread a thin layer of yogurt sauce on sandwich thin. Place salmon fillet on top and garnish with red onions and arugula.

Salmon Burger With Sautéed Onions & Yogurt Dill Sauce PDF (104 KB)

Nutrition Facts
  Recipe yields 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 208
Total Fat4.5 g
Total Carbs13.7 g
Protein29.8 g

3
Grilled Portobello and Zucchini Burger

Indulge in nature's burger! The thick, meaty texture of portobello mushrooms makes it a favorite among meat lovers and vegetarians alike. This shroom also offers an antioxidant blast on par with far more famous vegetables, and at a minimal calorie cost: One cup only has 42 calories. Fire up the fungus!

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Heat grill.
  2. Lightly brush mushroom caps with olive oil.
  3. Grill mushroom caps and zucchini slices until tender.
  4. Place on sandwich thin. Top with sliced cheese, roasted red bell pepper, and spinach.

Grilled Portobello and Zucchini Burger PDF (100 KB)

Nutrition Facts
  Recipe yields 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 126
Total Fat2.5 g
Total Carbs16 g
Protein11.5 g

4
Teriyaki Tofu Burger

The zesty Asian flair of this burger will make you a tofu believer! Savor the pairing of caramelized onions with spicy chili flakes and Sriracha, all supported by the sweet smokiness of Teriyaki marinade. If you need any further convincing, tofu contains all of the essential amino acids and packs in 6 grams of protein per 3 oz. serving.

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Heat grill.
  2. Marinate tofu in teriyaki marinade, red chili flakes and Sriracha.
  3. Sauté red onion in pan until caramelized.
  4. Grill tofu for 3-4 min on each side.
  5. Place on Flat Out wrap. Top with butter leaf lettuce, shredded carrots, and caramelized red onion.

Teriyaki Tofu Burger PDF (102 KB)

Nutrition Facts
  Recipe yields 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 162
Total Fat7.5 g
Total Carbs18.2 g
Protein13.7 g

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