Tested till perfect Tasty Extra-Lean Burgers
Tasty Extra-Lean Burgers
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Tasty Extra-Lean Burgers

Grated onion and tomato juice provide moisture for extra-lean beef in this selection from Canadian Living's June issue story, "Our Very Best Burgers." Mustard and capers give it real zing. For anchovy lovers, mash in two anchovy fillets, rinsed to remove excess salt. Top with Fresh Tomato and Onion Relish.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2004

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


  • 1 1eggeggs or egg white
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsptomato juice
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspDijon mustard
  • 1 tsp 1tspWorcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupminced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupdry whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 1small onion, finely grated
  • 4 tsp 4tspminced fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspchopped capercapers, (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1 lb 1lbextra-lean ground beef
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Fresh Tomato and Onion Relish

In bowl, whisk together egg, tomato juice, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in parsley, bread crumbs, onion, basil, capers (if using), pepper and salt; mix in beef. Shape into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties. (Make-ahead: Wrap, separated by waxed paper, and refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 1 month; thaw in refrigerator.)

Place on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until no longer pink inside and digital thermometer inserted sideways into centre reads 160°F (71°C), about 15 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 235 pro 26g total fat 11g sat. fat 4g
carb 8g fibre 1g chol 109mg sodium 368mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 23 vit A 5 vit C 10
folate 10
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