Main Course: Summer Sizzling Healthier BBQ Meal

Servings: 4

Preparation time: 15 Minutes

Cooking time: 20 Minutes


  • 1 lb lean ground beef or 4 lean burger patties, defrosted
  • 4 100% whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into slices
  • 3 medium onions, cut into thick rings
  • 4 carrots, washed
  • 1 tablespoon of any type of salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon of canola oil

Directions for Preparation

  1. Drop 4 carrots into a pot of boiling water for 8 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  2. If using lean ground beef, form 4 equal-sized balls & squeeze between your hands to form patties. Wash hands. If using lean frozen patties, skip this step.
  3. Toss sliced onions and boiled carrots in a bowl with the oil and the remaining salad dressing.
  4. On a hot BBQ grill, place hamburger patties & vegetables. Lower to medium heat.
  5. After 6 minutes, flip & lower to minimum.
  6. After 10 minutes, check meat for doneness.
  7. Using a clean spatula (flipper), remove vegetables and meat.
  8. Build burgers with onions, mustard and sliced tomatoes.

Eat the carrots on the side or sliced and stuffed inside the burger (try it; it's delicious).

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