Joined: May 2012
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
||Posted: June 08 2012,13:56
I was reading here trying to find a cheeseburger recipe that would work. Snce I don't have a grinder, I went to Zehrs and found an eye of the round steak (very little fat marbling) that was 1000 grams. I asked the butcher if he could grind it for me and he said "absolutely!". When I got it home, I broke it into 80 gram balls and to each one I added
1 Ryvita snack bread cracker (these are very flimsy and light but I wanted a binder that had low sodium)
2 tablespoons egg beaters
1 tbsp diced onions
1/4 teaspoon fresh garlic
Sprinkle of Mrs Dash (allowed)
I made them into balls again and wrapped each one in plastic wrap. I put the weight of the meat on each ball with a marker and put all the balls into a big baggie with the date and the kind of meat. Now that they are frozen, anytime my family is having burgers, I can draw one out and get mine barbecued along with the others - of course I only have it once a week! But the other night I wanted one and we were out of propane so I thawed a couple and put them into a muffin tin and hubby and I had a great mini meatloaf each
I made them 80 grams on purpose so when I add a slice of Fat Free cheese, I am covered but if you don't like cheese, you can increase the size to maybe 90 grams to account for the egg beaters.
If having them as a hamburger, half an allowed Protein Oat Bran Haddad pita makes a really excellent substitute for a regular hamburger bun and holds lettuce and the allowed condiments with the burger perfectly.