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Cherry Burgers

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From EatingWell:  March/April 2008

Mixing dried cherries into ground beef reduces fat and increases antioxidants. Serve the burgers with your favorite garnishes.

4 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Place onion in a medium bowl, cover with ice water and let soak while you prepare burgers.
  2. Preheat grill to medium (see Broiler Variation).
  3. Place beef in a large bowl and gently mix in cherries, breadcrumbs, garlic, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper until combined. Divide into 4 equal portions and form into 1/2-inch-thick patties. Make a slight impression in the center of each. (This is so the patties cook evenly and don’t puff up.)
  4. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the patties until browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 160°F, 5 to 6 minutes per side.
  5. Toast English muffins. Drain the onions. Assemble the burgers on the English muffins with onion slices, lettuce and about 1 tablespoon Cherry Ketchup each. Broiler variation: Coat a broiler pan with cooking spray. Broil patties 3 to 4 inches from the heat source until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 160°F, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Nutrition

Per serving : 431 Calories; 10 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 65 mg Cholesterol; 54 g Carbohydrates; 32 g Protein; 7 g Fiber; 587 mg Sodium; 175 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 3 lean meat

Tips & Notes