Big Orange Burger

Servings: 4 ⟩⟩ Serving size: 1 burger

You will need
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¾ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 slices low-fat Monterey Jack cheese (optional)
Shopping list
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Salt (optional)
  • Garlic powder
  • Pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Hamburger buns
  • Low-fat Monterey Jack cheese (optional)
Nutrients per serving
  • Calories 330
  • Total Fat 14g
    • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 70mg
  • Sodium 290mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 24g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Sugars 4g
  • Protein 26g

Good source of iron

What to do
  1. Preheat grill or large skillet to medium-high heat.
  2. In large bowl, mix water, carrot, onion, salt (optional), garlic powder and pepper. Add ground beef and mix until just combined.
  3. Press ground beef mixture into four patties that are slightly larger than buns.
  4. Cook patties on grill or stove in large skillet, turning once, until reach temperature of 160°F in middle.
  5. Serve burger on a hamburger bun with cheese (optional).
Eat healthy on a budget
  • Reduce sodium by omitting salt.
  • Lower fat content by using reduced-fat cheese.
  • Increase fiber intake by choosing whole-grain buns.
Be food safe
  • Cook ground meat patties until reach internal temperature of 160°F. It is difficult to tell by checking color. Using a thermometer is safest way.
Preparation tips
  • Use spoon to mix ground meat mixtures. Move it from hand to hand loosely to make patty. Overhandling makes patties dense and less juicy.
  • Make small dent in top of patty to make burgers flat.
  • Resist temptation to press down on patty during cooking so burger will be juicier.