Perfect Burgers

Serves 4

The secret to the "perfect" burger isn't in the seasoning; it's in the beef! At Whole Foods Market, our hamburger meat is ground fresh, butcher style in each store. We select only muscle meat and follow strict handling guidelines to ensure its quality. The best beef makes the best burgers!

  • 1 1/2 pound ground round
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 whole grain hamburger buns
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 leaves romaine or green leaf lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
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Prepare the grill. Divide and gently shape the meat into 4 patties. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Grill meat to desired doneness; about 4 to 6 minutes per side over a medium hot fire. Be careful not to overcook, which will dry out the meat. If you're a cheeseburger fan, add the cheese as soon as you flip to the second side. Meanwhile, brush buns with olive oil and grill just until lightly toasted. Dress burgers with lettuce, tomatoes and onions and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 burger, 570 calories (300 from fat), 33g total fat, 12g saturated fat, 135mg cholesterol, 630mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 41g protein
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