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Grilled Burger & Three-Bean Salad

Grilled Burger & Three-Bean Salad

With 29 grams of protein, this burger boasts plenty of metabolism boosters that will fill you up but won't fill you out.

Health AUGUST 2010

  • Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 1 burger and 1 cup salad)
  • Cook time:15 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes
  • Total:20 Minutes


  • 6 ounces lean ground sirloin or bison
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup green beans, fresh or frozen, thawed
  • 1/2 cup canned white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 (1 1/2-ounce) whole-grain hamburger buns
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat Italian vinaigrette
  • Romaine lettuce leaves
  • 4 tomato slices


1. Divide beef into 2 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

2. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place patties in pan; cook 6 minutes each side or until a meat thermometer inserted into middle of burger reads 160°.

3. Combine green beans, white beans, kidney beans, carrot, bell pepper, and vinaigrette in a bowl; toss gently.

4. On the bottom of each bun, place a few lettuce leaves and 2 slices tomato; top with burger and other half of bun. Serve bean salad alongside burgers.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 400
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbohydrate: 50g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg
  • Sodium: 580mg

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