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Juicy hamburgers

7
7
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
20 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
The key to this perfectly simple burger is keeping the thick-ness of the patties even (to avoid uneven cooking) and closing the grill cover to avoid flare-ups. In addition to traditional toppings like lettuce and tomato, try avocado or caramelized onions. If you like, toast the buns alongside the burgers. If you opt for a charcoal grill, make sure to spread the coals evenly and keep the grill closed during the cooking process to avoid flare ups.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Uncooked 93% lean ground beef

1 pound(s)

Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbsp

Minced garlic

2 tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Reduced calorie hamburger bun(s)

4 item(s)

Instructions

  1. Off heat, coat large griddle, grill rack, or grill pan with nonstick spray. Preheat griddle, gas grill, or grill pan to medium-high, or prepare medium-high fire in charcoal grill.
  2. In large bowl, mix beef, Worcestershire, garlic, salt, and black pepper and shape into 4 patties, each about 1 inch thick. (To retain juiciness, be careful not to overwork the meat.)
  3. Arrange patties on hot griddle or grill and cook for 5 minutes per side for medium (or to desired degree of doneness). Serve burgers on rolls with your favorite toppings.
  4. Serving size: 1 burger