I much prefer Dieter to having to be a dieter.
I usually make burgers with regular ground beef as many sources say it will yield the juiciest ones. Then I came across this recipe for Dieter’s Burgers in a grilling cookbook and thought I would give it a try.
We eat dishes with ground beef all the time, but I had never taken the time to sort out the calorie/fat content in the different grades.
For burgers, a search clocked a 4oz 80% (which is 80 percent lean and 20 percent fat) lean ground beef burger in at 287 calories. 90% lean has 199 calories and 95% (95 percent lean, 5 percent fat) comes in at 155 calories. (Read more here)
This Dieter’s Burger recipe calls for extra-lean ground beef and just a hint of salt and pepper to season. Let me tell you this. I could not really tell the difference between the fattier beef burgers I am used to and this extra-lean one. It was just a delicious burger where the flavor of the meat was the star.
1 pound (455g) ground beef, extra lean
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 hamburger buns
1. Combine beef with salt and pepper. Shape into four patties.
2. Place burgers on a preheated grill and cook to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium.
Recipe from Vermont Castings Modern Grilling Cookbook
I got back from my holiday late last night and have spent much of today in a maze of laundry, meetings, lists, and general re-entry. Oh, and we are having a bathroom remodeled, so there is sporadic periods where all the water is off, so no toilets and, yes, no water.
Nothing like music to make it all better.
I am really enjoying this new tune from She Keeps Bees. “Owl” is the latest single from the Brooklyn-based band’s new album, ‘Eight Houses’, due out September 16th on Future Gods Records.
Sharon Van Etten’s moody vocals and those intoxicating horn riffs make me swoon.
Check out She Keeps Bees on the band’s Website, where you can learn of upcoming US tour dates and buy the music.